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Tips for an top oral hygiene!

Carrying out oral hygiene should be a daily task, with at least three times in our day to do it. How do you usually brush your teeth? Having a well-groomed smile helps to avoid the most common oral problems, such as gingivitis, cavities and tartar, in addition to that unpleasant bad breath that no one wants to have in the morning. Therefore, brushing and flossing are your main allies to ensure good oral health. But have you been doing proper hygiene? How about learning once and for all step by step? Sorrisologia explains the main tooth care and brushing tips.


Choosing a toothbrush


The softer ones with smaller heads are ideal for not hurting your gums or wearing down your teeth. Therefore, the model is usually the most recommended by dentists. And the toothbrush head should be rounded to reach even the most hidden corners, like the back of the last teeth. Rubberized handles give more firmness so that the brush does not slip from our hands while brushing.


Choosing toothpaste


The variety of toothpastes on supermarket shelves is so great that it leaves people at a loss. But it is very important, and all dentists recommend, that they contain fluoride to help control decay. A pea-sized amount is ideal for leaving your mouth squeaky clean with no waste. A large amount of foam is not synonymous with good oral hygiene. And yet, it may even be able to get in the way of performing the ideal cleaning.



How to brush teeth correctly?


For efficient brushing, divide your mouth into four parts (upper right and left, lower right and left) and brush slowly. A good brushing takes about 3 minutes. Make back-and-forth movements on all surfaces of the teeth without putting too much force and speed to avoid hurting the gum. Finally, brush your tongue gently.



Floss your teeth everyday!


It's not just for taking out food that we feel stuck between our teeth. They should always be used to remove bacterial plaque that we don't feel and that cause cavities and tartar buildup between the teeth. Cut 40 cm of floss, wrap it around your middle fingers and use your thumbs to gently slide it between your teeth. Be careful not to press and hurt the gum. Never use the same part of the wire to clean two different spaces.


Mouthwash


If you've completed all the steps above, congratulations! It's already over. Mouthwash is the final touch on the perfect brushing, it just needs some care. Choose something with fluoride in the formula and prefer the mouthwash to the gargle, as swallowing mouthwash by accident can be harmful to your health. After spitting, do not rinse your mouth with water as this will minimize the effect. Staying on top of all the steps and care about oral hygiene is the guarantee of a problem-free smile.

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