It’s better to clean your teeth after every meal but it is not possible for those who have busy schedule, such people can chew sugarless gums in order to increase salivation and reduce bacterial activity.
There is no good substitute for brushing except brushing itself. Using mouth wash can remove dental plague and bad mouth odor, but extensively using it can cause tooth discoloration. Make sure to carry your brush whenever you travel.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
A professional tooth cleaning is a must and should be done every 6 months by a dentist. When a dentist or dental hygienist cleans your teeth they remove soft and hard deposits from the teeth that cause cavities and also prevent or delay the progression of periodontal diseases. Smoking and alcohol drinkers have 50% more chances of getting periodontal disease.
The frequency of professional teeth cleaning depends on the health of your teeth and gums. For example, healthy children and adults should have their teeth cleaned at least once every year. If you’re a smoker or have a tendency to get gum infections you should visit your dentist more often. It’s a good idea to ask your dentist about the next dental visit.
We can maintain good oral hygiene by brushing properly and by using dental floss to remove plague from those areas where brush cannot reach. Most people have been brushing twice a day since childhood. But because their brushing technique is wrong all their efforts go waste.
Cleaning teeth and removal of plaque is mainly done by brushing properly and not using more toothpaste! Too much toothpaste actually causes the cleaning to be less effective. The amount of tooth paste that will cover half of the brush head is good enough.
When you’re brushing your teeth along the gum line, make sure the angle of your brush is at 45 degree so that it goes against your teeth and gums. Move your toothbrush back and forth in small, round strokes. The correct motion is more like massaging along the gums line rather than vigorous brushing.
Try to be more busy with your oral hygiene to ensure a good dental health.