The best way to remove harmful plaque – which is a thin, sticky film loaded with bacteria, from teeth and gums. To get best results, brush teeth at least twice a day using the right technique.
For optimal results, consider brushing using a circular technique with short back and forth motion when necessary. Avoid hard back and forth motion as it may cause gingival recession. Improper technique can lead to sensitive teeth due to exposed roots and abrasion of root surfaces at gum line.
Any tooth paste or gel that has fluoride and the ADA seal of approval is recommended
Daily flossing leads to removal of plaque that builds up between teeth and is not removed by brushing. 2-3 min of flossing is optimal.
Regular flossing is more important than the ‘type’ of floss as long as it is comfortable to you. Ask your dentist for the best technique of flossing. .
Although there could be medical reasons for halitosis, the common causes that your dentist can help with are poor oral health care. If your gum disease leads to halitosis, you may have to see your dentist and a periodontal specialist to help address the inflammation at the gum line that can sometimes lead to calculus and bacteria buildup. You may also be asked to gently brush your tongue and use an antimicrobial mouth rinse if there is extensive plaque buildup
You need to consult a dentist if you have any of the following symptoms:
Individualized treatment is designed by your dentist based on age, overall health, stage of your condition, and your tolerance and preference, among other factors.
Deep cleaning (also called scaling and root planing) – done to remove plaque and calculus beneath the gum and infected tissue – smoothening the damaged root surfaces of the teeth is done to help the gums reattach to the teeth.
Antibacterial medications may be placed by your dentist into the periodontal pockets or given to you to take by mouth
If you gum disease is advanced, the infected areas under the gums may need to be cleaned, and the tissues will then be reshaped or replaced. Types of surgical procedures include pocket reduction, regeneration procedure, soft tissue graft, or crown lengthening.
Regular proper care of your teeth and gums go a long way in preventing the onset of oral problems
The following tooth-brushing and flossing tips are recommended by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research:
It is recommended that routine dental care should begin at least by one year of age, A dental check-up is recommended at least twice in each consecutive year for most children. Depending on the oral health, some Clean the infant’s mouth with gauze or use a soft infant toothbrush after feedings and at bedtime.
Most children begin losing their baby teeth around the ages five or six–usually the front teeth first. They continue to lose baby teeth until the age of 12 or 13 when all of the permanent teeth finally come through, except for the third molars (wisdom teeth). These molars begin to appear around age 17 to 21.
Still have questions? Feel free to ask your dentist and get a personalized answer for your dental problem!
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