Dental health: how to care for your mouth and ensure an incredible smile

Who has never had to go to the dentist to prevent or treat a problem? Since childhood, we have been taught that dental health is essential for an incredible smile. But it is a fact that not everyone knows how to take care of teeth in the right way, and they end up opening doors for various types of infection.

Are you taking good care of your oral health? Well, when in doubt, the best thing to do is to confirm with those who really understand the subject. Check in this article the essential care to guarantee beauty to your postcard!

Benefits of dental health care

It is not just that pure, refreshing breath and beautiful smile that you can gain by taking care of your teeth. The results of good oral hygiene go beyond the aesthetic issue, who also wins is health. Did you know that your body’s health can also improve?

  • Your teeth are clean and free of food residues;
  • The gums do not bleed or hurt during brushing and flossing;
  • The bad breath goes away and is no longer a recurring problem;
  • Infections cease to exist, and your health wins;
  • Improves chewing conditions and promotes good digestion.

But, for everything to go well, it is important to consult your dentist to find out which materials are ideal for your case. He will also be able to tell you if bad breath has to do with oral health itself or other problems, such as the stomach, for example.

Correct brushing

  • Place the brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum. But how so? The brush needs to be horizontal, with a slight curve. Move the brush away from the gum.
  • Gently brush the internal, external and chewing parts of each tooth with short movements from back to front. No use of force, huh! Otherwise, you could hurt yourself and damage your gums.
  • Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and purify your breath. Brushing the tongue is as important as cleaning the teeth themselves.

Flossing

  • Use approximately 40 centimetres of wire, leaving a free piece between your fingers when cleaning each tooth in your arch. Preferably use before brushing;
  • Carefully follow the curves of the teeth, so that the rest of the food is pushed out easily;
  • Be sure to clean beyond the gum line, but do not over-force the wire against the gum to avoid bruising and bleeding.

It is also important to take advantage of the moments of tooth brushing to observe if there are lesions (spots, lumps, bumps, whitish or reddish plaques, wounds), especially on the tongue, cheek, lips, roof of the mouth, under the tongue or in the throat. The most common oral lesions are wounds caused by removable prostheses (dentures), thrush, cold sores and inflamed gums. All of these are benign. However, in some cases, cancer can occur in the mouth.

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