Dental cleanliness is a basic requirement that should be taken into account and practiced by every person regardless of their occupation, age, and social status. Every single individual should practice dental hygiene and this will maximize the activity and potential of their teeth.
Frequency in dental care is an average of two times daily. Users are advised to use a brush having soft tender bristles that fit their buccal cavity and can easily access areas in their mouth reaching the molar teeth. Replacing brushes is done regularly and latest done after four months. Old ones do not work properly. The toothpaste to be used should meet required standards that do not corrode the teeth. For people that travel all the time, they are supposed to take portable toothbrushes that advanced companies such as Colgate produce with precision. Teeth will not have accumulated germs and will be always free of germs and bacteria.
Good dental techniques involve; one placing their bristles at an angle of 45 degrees to the target zone be it teeth, gums or the tongue, the brush is moved gently forward then backwards in short strokes, the teeth surfaces are to be brushed. The surfaces are, (the inner, outer and the grinding surfaces.), the technique to clean the front, inner surfaces is simply to move the brush up and down severally with their brush tilted in a vertical position. The tongue is not to be left behind but to be kept free of bacteria and other microbes. The ones brushing the teeth should rapidly stroke the brush back and forth to ensure all the dirt is displaced. Plenty of water is then used to remove all the germs out of the mouth.
Brushing removes only part of the germs in the mouth. It does not complete the recommended dental hygiene. Other things to be done by the individual is to clean the spaces in between teeth by using a dental floss (flexible tough strings) that cleans the spaces and remove bacteria.
Food with calcium is included in meals to strengthen teeth and bones. People must avoid eating snacks. Snacks encourage bacteria that settles in between teeth to invade the mouth. People must go to their dentists at regular intervals to clean their teeth in a professional manner.
Healthy lifestyle also translates to healthy teeth. Badly managed teeth are characterized by bad breath, gum disease, cavities and sensitivity. Some good healthy practice should be done to keep them healthy. Practice on teeth should be done by eating tough food for example sugarcane that will strengthen the gums.
Rinsing the mouth after meals using dental formulations like mouthwash will clean places where the brush and dental flosses don’t reach. Alcohol concentration in the mouthwash is high and it kills all micro-organisms in the mouth except cysts that are never found in the mouth. The wash will keep the teeth and gums healthy and fresh.
For young children, it is good to start brushing their teeth as soon as their teeth start to appear. Children’s teeth are very vulnerable to dental cavities. Bacteria may be transferred to children through kissing by parents and other grown individuals. Due to this, they are to be protected using a soft, small toothbrushes. They are helped while brushing their teeth to clean every part of their teeth that the toothbrush can reach. Parents are advised to help the children brush their teeth until they become satisfied that they can brush well on their own. The age where the young are able to do so on their own is in between seven and eight years.