Daily Oral Care And Hygiene Measures

Daily Oral Care And Hygiene Measures

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1. Clean Your Teeth Regularly, About Twice A Day

Diseases related to teeth and gums are the two most common oral health problems. Regular oral hygiene twice a day, morning and evening, is essential. You should brush your teeth at least every morning after waking up and at night before going to bed to prevent harmful agents from affecting your oral health.
Not only that, you should maintain the habit of changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months on average. People who are undergoing braces should use special toothbrushes and specialized cleaning tools under the doctor's guidance.
Not only do you have to brush your teeth every day, you also need to know how to brush your teeth properly to remove the plaque that accumulates on the surface of your teeth. This will limit the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gingivitis. If you do not brush your teeth properly, it can cause tooth enamel to wear away and cause tooth sensitivity.
Brushing your teeth incorrectly will also cause stubborn plaque to accumulate. This is a favorable condition for harmful bacteria to grow faster and attack teeth and gums. If you brush your teeth with too much force, it can damage your gums, causing inflammation or receding gums. 

1.1. How To Brush Your Teeth Properly 

Place the toothbrush horizontally at an angle of about 45 degrees relative to the gum line (make sure the bristles of the brush can directly contact both teeth and gums). You use a sufficient amount of force and gently brush the outside of all teeth in the jaw with a distance of 2 - 3 teeth (brushing the upper jaw down and from the lower jaw up). Or you can also rotate it so that the bristles can reach each tooth to remove all plaque and food residue.
Brush the inside of your upper and lower teeth the same way you brush the outside of your teeth. You can brush down or rotate evenly.
You should place the bristles parallel to the chewing surface of your teeth and continue to gently move the brush head about 10 times from inside to outside.

1.2. Clean Your Tongue Regularly

Bacteria and plaque not only accumulate on your teeth but can also stay on the tongue. This will accidentally cause your breath to smell bad. Therefore, when cleaning your teeth, you must also brush your tongue from the inside out with a brush or specialized tongue cleaning tools.

1.3. Use Toothpaste Products With Fluoride

Choosing a suitable toothpaste product is really important. On the market today there are many different types of toothpaste. You can completely choose the product according to your scent and brand preferences.
However, you need to be careful to choose products containing fluoride to ensure more effective teeth cleaning.Fluoride is an active ingredient that can fight bacteria that cause tooth decay. Besides, the active ingredients inside will also build a strong barrier to protect your teeth. This will help make tooth enamel more durable and also reduce the rate of tooth decay significantly.

2. Use Dental Floss Or A Water Pick

Using toothpicks regularly can cause your teeth to become spaced out. Furthermore, the size of the toothpick tip is quite large so they cannot reach close to the small gaps between teeth to remove leftover food residue. Meanwhile, dental floss or water flosser tools will help you gently remove food particles from between your teeth without affecting the health of your gums and teeth.
When the teeth are cleaned, the plaque on the teeth will be significantly removed. Besides, clean oral hygiene will prevent gum irritation and limit infection.

3. Rinse Your Mouth After Eating

After eating, you should rinse your mouth with antibacterial water to prevent tooth decay and limit the occurrence of gum-related diseases. Specialized mouthwash will help protect your teeth in the following 3 ways:
* Remineralize your teeth.
* Reduces the amount of acid in the oral cavity.
* Cleans hard-to-brush and difficult-to-clean areas inside the water and around the gums.

Creating the habit of rinsing your mouth with antibacterial water after eating is considered the most comprehensive cleaning support solution. In particular, for children over 12 years old or who do not use other oral hygiene tools, they should use mouthwash for better support. Besides, chewing sugar-free gum after eating will also increase saliva secretion. This process will neutralize the acid and clean the bacteria that accumulate on the tooth surface.

4. Maintain A Healthy Diet

No matter what age you are, a nutritious and healthy diet will improve your oral health. Adding water regularly every day will help improve overall health. You should maintain the habit of drinking water after eating to repel the negative effects of acids in food.
A balanced diet consisting of nuts, whole grains, fruits or vegetables can provide your body with the nutrients it needs. You should not eat too many sweets and foods that contain a lot of acid. Sugar in these foods will be digested by bacteria in the mouth and gradually converted into acid that can erode tooth enamel. If this condition persists for a long time, it can cause tooth decay.
In addition, fruits that contain a lot of acid along with tea or coffee can also negatively affect tooth enamel health. Carbonated drinks are also considered a cause of dental problems. Because the carbon in this drink will cause the amount of acid in the mouth to increase. Therefore, after drinking soft drinks you should drink filtered water again to limit this situation from occurring.