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How to maintain good dental hygiene in 2023

How to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

You know how to keep one good dental hygiene? Dental hygiene is key for us general well-being, and at Clínica Albiol in Vilanova i la Geltrú, we care about your smile and your health.

That is why in this article we will give you practical advice to maintain one oral health i prevent problems such as cavities, gingivitis and other dental conditions.

Regular tooth brushing

It is essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day (morning and night), preferably after meals. Use a soft brush and make sure to clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. In this way, you will remove the remains of food and the bacterial plaque that can cause it caries and diseases of the gums

In addition to brushing your teeth regularly, it is advisable to change your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles of the brush are worn or if you have recently been sick.

Use dental floss

Dental floss is an essential tool to remove them food particles and bacterial plaque which can accumulate between the teeth. Floss at least once a day, preferably before bed, to prevent the formation of cavities and inflammation of the gums.

To floss effectively, it is important to follow proper technique. Take about 18 inches of dental floss leaving a few inches to wrap around your fingers. Gently slide the floss between the teeth, forming a C around each one and gently sliding up and down to remove food particles and plaque that build up in these spaces. Remember not to press too hard to avoid hurting the gums.

Mouthwash

A good Mouthwash can help to prevent the training of plate bacterial and freshen your breath. In addition, it can contribute to the reduction of inflammation of the gums. It is important to note that not all mouthwashes are created equal, use a mouthwash recommended by your dentist and incorporate it into your daily dental hygiene routine.

It is generally recommended to use the mouthwash after brushing and flossing, rinsing the mouth with a small amount of product for at least 30 seconds. It is not recommended to rinse with water after using the mouthwash to allow the active ingredients to work in the mouth.

Visit the dentist regularly

It is important to visit your dentist at least once every six months to perform a professional dental cleaning and a thorough check-up. This will allow any dental problems to be detected in time and applied preventive or corrective treatments if necessary.

During the checkup, the dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and gums, looking for signs of problems such as cavities, gum disease or signs of erosion. It is important to note that even if you do not feel pain or discomfort in your mouth, there may be problems that only the dentist can detect through the examination.

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Balanced diet

keep one diet balanced and rich in vitamins and minerals it is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Avoid excessive consumption of foods and drinks with a lot of sugar, as they can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

If you consume these products, try to do so in moderation and always accompanied by food to avoid harming your teeth and gums. Also, remember that drinking water is an excellent option for keeping your mouth hydrated and cleaning out food particles that can get stuck in your teeth and gums.

Conclusion on how to maintain good dental hygiene

Follow these tips to maintain one good dental hygiene, you can enjoy a healthy and radiant smile.

Don't forget that at Clínica Albiol in Vilanova i la Geltrú, we are at your disposal to offer you the better treatments dental and take care of your smile.

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