We all want to have a beautiful smile and it is therefore especially important to have good oral hygiene. If you don't take care of your teeth, you risk suffering from future dental problems such as gum disease, tartar, infections and bone loss. Therefore, remember to, among other things, brush your teeth every morning and evening and visit your dentist regularly. We at Tandcity in Malmö give you 5 simple tips on how to ensure good oral hygiene.
1. Visit your dentist regularly
Brushing and cleaning your teeth daily is undoubtedly the most important thing to ensure good oral hygiene but is not always enough. Visit your dentist at least twice a year to reduce the risk of more serious problems. During each dental visit, your dentist reviews your oral hygiene and removes any plaque. In addition, your dentist takes X-rays of your teeth and gums to detect and reduce future dental problems. Simply a necessary routine for good oral health.
2. Brush your teeth regularly
Perhaps the easiest way to ensure good oral hygiene is to regularly brush your teeth. When you brush your teeth, you should angle the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and brush close to the gums. Then brush both the outside and inside of the teeth with back and forth, and up and down movements. But remember to brush carefully. In this way, you avoid bleeding in the gums. To reduce bacteria and reduce the risk of bad breath, you can also brush the front of the tongue.
Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day, every morning and evening. In this way, you prevent the build-up of plaque and reduce the risk of cavities in the teeth. In addition, you can rinse your mouth with water after every meal and drink to reduce food residues that can otherwise promote bacteria.
3. Use dental floss for better oral hygiene
Another effective tip that our dentists in Malmö recommend for better oral health is to floss. Unfortunately, this is something that most of us often forget or deliberately skip. However, flossing after you brush your teeth can help remove food debris and other harmful substances that a regular toothbrush can't reach. In addition, the floss gets deep between the teeth and reduces plaque. Therefore, floss at least once a day for better oral hygiene
4. Use mouthwash after brushing your teeth
Complete tooth brushing with mouthwash. Using mouthwash is not always necessary and there are many products on the market that are not always effective, but with the right product you can improve your oral hygiene. If you use mouthwash, consider using a product that contains listerine or chlorine dioxide, as these substances effectively reduce and remove bacteria that can cause dental problems. In addition, these substances can help you to have a better breath.
5. Clean the tongue
Clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner after each brushing for better oral health. By using a professional tongue cleaner, you can remove countless bacteria and white residue that would otherwise remain on the tongue. In addition to causing bad breath, these bacteria can also cause more serious dental problems such as plaque and gum problems.
Using a tongue cleaner is easy. Take out the scraper, stretch out the tongue and start scraping from the back of the tongue to the front. But be careful and don't push too hard or you risk giving yourself a gag reflex. Finally, rinse your mouth with water.
Do you have more questions about how to do it? Visit our dentists in Malmö today or Contact Us.Everyone wants healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. That’s why it is important to keep a good oral hygiene. If you do not take care of your teeth you are more likely to get dental problems such as plaque, tartar, tooth decay and gingivitis, just to mention a few. The most important advice any dentist would give you is to brush your teeth twice a day and to do regular dental check-ups. Our dentist at Tandcity in Malmo gives you 5 great oral hygiene that will help you get stronger and longer lasting teeth.
1. Do regular dental check-ups
The most import advice to ensure a better oral hygiene is, without a doubt, to brush your teeth twice a day. But brushing your teeth is not always good enough. We recommend that you visit your dentist at least twice a year in order to reduce the risk of more serious dental problems. During your dental check-ups your dentist will examine your teeth and take x-ray photos in order to discover possible severe dental problems, such as mouth cancer. Your dentist will also remove tartars and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
2. Brush your teeth regularly
As mentioned earlier, the easiest and probably the most important way to ensure a good oral hygiene is to brush your teeth twice a day. When you brush your teeth you should hold the toothbrush in a 45 degree angle brush close to your gum. Also brush both the inside and outside area of your teeth, using back and forth and up and down movements. But be careful and don’t brush to hard. Otherwise you might bleed from your gum. It is also advised to brush your tongue in order to remove and reduce bad breath.
3. Use dental floss to improve your oral hygiene
Another effective tip that our dentist in Malmo recommends for a better oral hygiene is to use dental floss. Unfortunately, most people today often skip this part in their daily routine. But using a dental floss after brushing your teeth can help you remove bacteria and small particles, which a regular toothbrush cannot remove. Dental floss also reduces the risk of plaque. As a result, you should always use dental floss at least once a day.
4. Use a mouthwash after brushing your teeth
Using a mouthwash is not always necessary and there are many products on the market that are not very effective. However, with the right product you can imporve your oral hygiene. But ensure that the mouthwash that you are using contains listerine and/or chlorine dioxide as these ingredients effectively removes bacteria that can cause severe dental problems. At the same, mouthwash can also eliminate bad breath.
5. Clean your tongue
Using a professional tongue scraper after brushing your teeth can remove numerous bacteria and left-overs, which would otherwise stay on your tongue. Not only can these bacteria cause bad breath but they could also cause severe dental problems such as plaque and gingivitis.
Using a tongue scraper is easy. Simply pull out your tongue and start scraping it, from the back and all the way to the front. But be careful and don’t press to hard, otherwise you might trigger your gag reflexes. Finally rinse your mouth with water.
If you have any question regarding your oral hygiene please visit our dentist in Malmo or contact us today. We are more than happy to help.