Good hygiene throughout our body provides a better look and eliminates odors. And the mouth is no different, as handles recall Dr. Carlos Salvador, dentist. The specialist detailed in this interview methods exist to maintain proper dental hygiene than the toothbrush, since cleaning reduces the risk of oral diseases, reduces the chance of caries, improving the situation of the gums and reduces gingivitis and periodontists.
What are the advantages and limitations offers brushing?
Brushing is the fundamental element of oral hygiene, which requires the use of a good brush, which must be renewed periodically. It is very important to know and apply good technique of brushing, but nevertheless there are places where you do not get to make the necessary hygiene and other elements are needed aid.
Thread, dental floss and tape, why are they useful?
Allow to clean the spaces between teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. They are important in some patients with high frequency decay and in cases of accumulation of food debris between teeth misalignment of parts. The disadvantage is that for some people is difficult to reach all corners of the floss. It also requires some learning.
Is the tongue scraper really necessary?
The tongue scraper is easy to use and eliminates the bacterial plaque that accumulates in the back of the tongue. It is a complement to dental hygiene, but not overly important from my point of view.
What are mouthwashes?
The mouthwashes provide a chemical treatment with some antiseptic to reduce the number of bacteria present in the mouth. It is an adjuvant agent to the chemical action that also has toothpaste, although its action is secondary to mechanical cleaning we have to do with brushing and flossing.
What other benefits do you have?
Dean good breath and a feeling of pleasant freshness. Mouthwashes may also be used to apply a treatment for a particular period of time, as with the application of chlorhexidine in high concentration in post surgical or in the treatment of gingivitis.
How do we know what tools need dental hygiene?
In general, the professional is the one who should advise the most interesting elements depending on the characteristics of each person. Not to mention a tool that can be very interesting in some cases: the interdental brushes, which allow us to reach brushing the corners to which the common toothbrush cannot access.