Proper oral hygiene is the most important thing you can do for your teeth and gums.
Daily preventive care, which includes proper brushing and cleaning with dental floss and an interdental brush, helps stop the problem before it develops. Such care is less painful and expensive than treating problems that are allowed to develop. Oral hygiene reduces the amount of plaque and microorganisms throughout the oral area.
In addition to regular visits to the dentist, there are steps that significantly reduce the risk of caries, gum diseases and other dental problems. Some of these are thoroughly brushing the teeth twice a day, with mandatory flossing and brushing with an interdental brush, a balanced diet and the use of toothpaste and mouthwash.
The experience of most dentists says that a toothbrush with soft bristles is best for removing plaque from the teeth. Also, brushes with a smaller head are considered more suitable because they can reach all areas of the oral cavity, including the otherwise hard to reach back of the tooth.
In addition to these brushes, dentists also recommend electric brushes for persons with impaired motor skills, which can better clean the teeth and which is especially important for people who have difficulty brushing them.
As for toothpaste, it is important to use the one that works best for you. Today there is a wide selection of toothpaste produced for a variety of conditions, including caries, gingivitis, calculus, stains on teeth and teeth hypersensitivity.
If you are not sure which toothpaste best suits your condition, our dentists will be happy to help you with tips and instructions.