How Clean are Your Teeth?

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Maintaining your oral health properly plays a vital role in your oral hygiene: However, brushing your teeth is not enough. Food residuals between the teeth and tongue also need to be cleaned.

You brushed your teeth before going to bed, and now you are ready to sleep… But are they really cleaned now? Do you think you provided oral hygiene enough to keep your teeth healthy? If you think brushing your teeth would be enough, we are sad to inform you that it is not.

Poor oral health is among the most important factors causing bad breath and cavities. Contrary to what many think, oral hygiene is not limited to brushing only. Teeth brushing is not enough to maintain overall oral health. Brushing your teeth twice a day, especially before going to bed, flossing, and getting rid of any food remaining on the tongue is also important. Brush your teeth for 2-3 mins with a medium-density brush in circular motions without pressure.

Get into the habit of flossing!

Many ignore the food residue between the teeth while brushing their teeth, and this creates an environment for bacterias to form and eventually lead to cavities. It is important to make a habit of flossing once a day to get rid of the food residue between teeth. Dental flosses get rid of the particles that can not be reached by toothbrushes, and by doing so, flossing contributes to oral hygiene tremendously. Apart from flossing and regular toothbrushes, there are special brushes designed to reach problematic areas. They are referred to as “interdental brushes.”Tongue hygiene is also as important as teeth hygiene.

Tongue hygiene plays a significant part in maintaining proper oral and dental health

It is important to clean the surface of the tongue while brushing the teeth. You can perform this either with a regular toothbrush or a tongue scraper. %90 of bad breath cases are the results of the bacterias on the tongue. These bacterias can travel down to the tonsils and esophagus and can pose a threat to general well-being. 

Using mouthwash in addition to brushing teeth also helps eliminate bacterias and refresh the breath.

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