Clean Like a Pro: Tips for Cleaning Teeth at Home
Dental hygiene is extremely important, yet often overlooked. Most people only go to the dentist for a cleaning once or twice a year, and don't think about cleaning them in between. This can lead to plaque and tartar build-up and cavities. In this blog post, we will discuss different methods of teeth cleaning at home, without heading to the dental office! We will also provide tips on how to keep your teeth clean and healthy between dental appointments.
Home cleaning VS Dental cleanings
There are some major differences between at-home and dental cleanings, one of the biggest differences is the type of equipment that is used. Dentists have access to much more powerful tools during the process, such as ultrasonic cleaners and electric toothbrushes. They also have X-ray machines that can help them identify any areas of concern.
Another difference is the type of cleaning that is done. At home, you are primarily focused on removing plaque and bacteria(which lead to gum disease/infection) from the surface however dental cleanings, on the other hand, are a much more thorough cleaning process that removes plaque and tartar(hardened plaque) from your teeth.
Teeth Cleaning at home, What you need to get started
To deep clean your teeth at home like a dental hygienist, you will need:
- A toothbrush
- Hygienist Recommended Toothpaste
- Dental floss
If you have an electric toothbrush, simply follow the instructions that came with the toothbrush. If you are using a manual toothbrush, be sure to use gentle circular motions, brush along the gum line and brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the front, back, and top. Finish by brushing your tongue. Spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse your mouth out with water. Swish water around in your mouth for 30 seconds to 1 minute before spitting it out.
Also, don't forget about flossing! Use dental floss to get in between all of your teeth. flossing will help remove any lingering bacteria in your mouth. Be sure to use a back-and-forth motion, as well as a gentle up-and-down motion. Finish by rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash.
To keep your smile bright and shiny, it is important to develop a regular cleaning routine. American Dental Association advises that we should brush our teeth at least twice per day and floss at least once per day.
Why proper cleaning teeth at home is important
Cleaning your teeth properly at home(like a dental hygienist) is important for many reasons. First, it helps to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. This can help to prevent cavities and gum disease. Second, it helps to keep your breath fresh. Finally, it can help to prevent stained teeth.
A good cleaning routine will help you to avoid many dental problems in the future. Brushing and flossing regularly is important as well as visiting your dentist for dental cleanings. By following these tips, you can keep your teeth healthy and looking great!
Tips for keeping your smile healthy and white
1, Avoid sugary and acidic drinks
Sugary and acidic drinks can cause tooth enamel to erode. This can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and stained teeth. To help avoid this, brushing your teeth after consuming sugary or acidic drinks. You should also try to drink water instead of sugary drinks.
2, Quit smoking
Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your dental health. It can cause gum disease, tooth loss, and stained teeth. If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your dental health.
3, Healthy diet, healthy teeth
Eating a healthy diet is good for your overall health, including your oral. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help to keep your tooth and gums healthy. avoiding sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up around the gum line, with leads to cavities and stains.
4, See your dentist regularly
A regular dental exam(every six months) is important for keeping your smile healthy. Your dentist can perform professional teeth cleanings and identify any problems early on. Be sure to see your dentist at least twice per year for regular cleanings.
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