Thanks to better in-office dental treatments and

at-home care, more people find it easier to manage

their personal dental care.

Although there are some conditions and diseases that

can facilitate tooth loss, the products and technology

today gives people more control to help keep their

original teeth until they get old.

The most common suggestions to have a healthy set of

teeth for a lifetime is to constantly brush and floss

them. Most teeth and mouth problems are triggered or

caused by plaque, an icky layer of bacteria, food

particles and other organic matter that forms on the

surface of the teeth.

The bacteria found in plaque are responsible for

producing acids that cause cavities to form. Plaque is

also responsible for periodontal disease, an infection

that can damage the tissues and erode the bone

surrounding the teeth.

The best way to remove plaque and destroy its chances

of building up is through brushing and flossing.

Regular brushing and flossing is really needed so that

the plaque won’t have the chance to accumulate and


Don’t Be A Sloppy Brusher Most of the people have been

taught the proper technique of brushing the teeth when

they were kids.

However, as people get older, they tend to disregard

the proper way of brushing and just brush their teeth

sloppily. If you think that simply brushing your teeth

all round and making bubbles is enough to get rid of

the plaque and other food debris, think again.

You may just be wasting your time, effort and

toothpaste if you don’t practice the proper technique

of brushing your teeth. It takes more than instinctive

brushing to get your toothbrush bristles to remove

plaque without injuring your gums.

If you really want to know the proper way to brush

your teeth, you can visit a dental hygienist or a

dentist so that they can show you the proper way to do


General Tips About Brushing You need to brush your

teeth at least twice a day. Perhaps the most important

time to brush your teeth is just before you go to

sleep because during sleep, the production of saliva

decreases, making the teeth more vulnerable to the

attack of bacterial acids.

It’s not advisable to brush more than three times a

day because it may cause the gums to recede in the

long run. When brushing your teeth, make sure not to

make the strokes too harsh because it will also cause

the gums to recede or bleed.

Imagine this: plaque sticks to the teeth just like jam

sticks to a wooden ladle. Rinsing the wooden ladle

won’t really remove the jam, instead, light and

constant brushing will be able to do the trick.

Brushing too hard will damage the ladle, which will

also have the same damage to the teeth and gums. Don’t

rush when you are brushing your teeth. Two minutes is

the recommended time to adequately remove the food and

plaque build-up on your teeth.

Change your toothbrush regularly.

Don’t be a scrooge when it comes to toothbrushes

because they are the primary weapon for personal

dental care. They don’t cost a lot so when you notice

that your toothbrush has been with you for three

months already, or if you already that the bristles of

your toothbrush has already began to splay, it’s high

time that you replace it with a new toothbrush.

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