Your perfect smile
Scientific and technological progress did not protect us from disease. Having learned how to heal alone, we did not avoid an increase in the prevalence of other diseases. An increase in the share of foods and drinks containing sugar in the daily ration has led to a sharp increase in dental diseases. Note that no matter how many people treat their teeth, if they do not follow the rules for caring for their teeth, all material costs will be in vain. We’ll have to spend money on treatment again.
And the further, the more. It is estimated that the cost of prophylactic methods is 15 to 20 times cheaper than dental problems that have already arisen. Not to mention the psychological trauma suffered by a person during the treatment of teeth and gums. Therefore, you can save money on treatment … only by spending money on prevention.
Oral hygiene has long been known. The ancient Greeks honored hygiene under the name of Hygia, the goddess of health, the daughter of the ancient Greek god of healing, Esculapius. Due to the ancient habit of constantly chewing tar, rubber, roots of certain plants, etc. Teeth cleaning and gum massage are achieved. Dazzling white teeth are considered the best decoration in most nations. And it is not in vain. Oral hygiene is the most important aesthetic factor and indicator of the general culture: the smell of exhaled air is determined by the state of the oral cavity. With inadequate care for the oral cavity, an unpleasant odor from the mouth is observed due to rotting food and their decomposition. In addition, microbes of the oral cavity when talking, coughing, sneezing can be transmitted to another person. The source of microorganisms and the cause of many diseases are also sick, damaged teeth, which are also a cosmetic defect, if it is the front group of teeth.
Rational oral hygiene is a generally accessible and fairly reliable means of preventing dental diseases.
Eating processed foods that are poor in natural products and subjected to significant culinary processing worsens the conditions for self-cleaning of the oral cavity. Such nutrition does not stimulate intensive chewing, and, therefore, does not provide sufficient load on the teeth and dental tissue. In these conditions, rational oral hygiene is especially important, since it accumulates food residues, rotting and fermentation products, bacteria, which leads to the formation of plaque and stone.
Plaque accumulates in the following areas:
In the natural recesses of the enamel on the chewing surface of small and large molars, in the pits of incisors and canines;
In the places where the ducts of the salivary glands open, these are the buccal surface of the upper sixth and seventh teeth and the lingual surface of the lower incisors;
In areas of close contact of the teeth;
In the interdental spaces;
In the area of the neck of the tooth, where the gum is attached;
On the gums.
Basically, plaque accumulates in areas of delayed food debris. If you do not remove plaque daily, it accumulates and promotes microbial aggression against gums and tooth enamel. In the deep deposits of plaque adjacent to the tooth enamel, the formation of the so-called dental plaque, which fuses tightly with the tooth tissues, and under which caries develops. Dental plaque cannot be removed without the help of a dentist. It is removed by grinding and polishing the surface of the tooth.
The accumulation of microbes and decay products in the oral cavity adversely affects the activity of the whole organism, aggravating the course of existing diseases, allergic conditions, causing poor health. In addition, it leads to an unattractive type of teeth and bad breath.
The use of only a toothbrush for cleaning the teeth does not allow one to achieve good cleaning of plaque from the lateral surfaces of the teeth and interdental spaces. Therefore, it is highly desirable to use dental floss and toothpicks. The main purpose of dental floss (floss) is to thoroughly remove plaque from the hard-to-reach side surfaces of the teeth, as well as food debris lingering between the teeth. Apply waxed and unwaxed dental floss, round and flat. Regardless, when used properly, dental floss cleaning efficiency is the same. However, a flat and waxed thread is more convenient, as it passes more easily through the contact points, does not break and covers a large tooth surface.
Another additional and well-proven oral hygiene aids are toothpicks. Toothpicks are wooden and plastic, and in the form of processing – triangular, flat and round. They are used not only to remove food debris from the interdental spaces, but mainly to remove plaque from the side surfaces of the tooth. The use of toothpicks is especially effective if there are spaces between the teeth. If the teeth are located tightly and the interdental space is filled with gingival papilla, then the possibilities of using toothpicks are limited to the gingival sulcus.