Oral and Dental Care

During the day, what we eat and drink to maintain our life causes the plaque to form repeatedly. If the plaque is removed from the tooth before it matures, it cannot harm our teeth and gums. This information is the reason behind saying that you should brush your teeth at least 2 times a day.

  Your teeth are four-dimensional. It has front, back, side and chewing faces. The germ plate adheres to all faces, especially interdental areas. But people often just brush it up as if the front side of the teeth just got dirty. This incomplete brushing process, which takes about 40 seconds, only protects the brushed areas.

The front, back and chewing faces of your teeth should be brushed with a quality soft brush for a sufficient time (about 3 minutes). In this way, brushing all faces protects 80 percent of your oral-dental health.

The interfaces that the brush cannot enter should be mechanically cleaned with dental floss, interface brush or special dental toothpicks according to the shape and arrangement of the teeth.

Another weapon in the fight against plaque is toothpaste. But for some reason, toothpaste is over-valued. However, toothbrush and dental floss are performed by removing the plaque from the tooth. Toothpaste turns this into a more comfortable, more effective cleaning. It also increases the strength of our teeth with the fluoride supplement inside. You can use any toothpaste that contains fluoride. But brush quality, shape, softness are the points that need attention. When the bristles lose their parallelism, they should be changed.

Your brush should be very soft. The layer at the top of our teeth, namely the germ plate, is sticky, but of course, it is hard like shoe mud and not enough to be scraped off. You should clean this soft layer on your teeth with a soft brush. If you use a hard brush, you will wear the enamel layer of your teeth. This, in turn, both creates a traumatic effect on your gums and provides tiny notches in the enamel layer that will not be noticeable to the eye.

If you regularly brush your teeth twice a day but still have caries on your teeth, you are making one of the possible errors listed below:

Short Brushing Time

You may be keeping your brushing time too short. Normally the brushing time is 3 minutes. Many people use this time for a maximum of 40 seconds. During this period, the front teeth and the visible surfaces of the teeth are brushed. However, the faces of our teeth facing our tongue and palate and the surfaces that we chew cannot get their share from this period. However, these are the places that are suitable for holding the plates. I sometimes advise my patients to pick a piece of music and brush their teeth until the song ends. Thus, they can see the difference between their brushing times and normal brushing times.

Hard Brush

You may be brushing your teeth with a hard brush as you believe it will be cleaner. The hard brush slaps your tooth every day, the gum is pulled back in the face of this trauma, the roots of the teeth are exposed. The enamel layer is also worn.

Not using dental floss

If you brush your teeth with a soft brush for 3 minutes and still have caries, you are not using dental floss or special toothpicks. Since the interface of your teeth is not cleaned sufficiently, you will be punished for this negligence with tiny interface caries.

The cause of diseases in our teeth and gums is 90 percent microbial dental plaque.

 Since the plaque is sticky, it does not move away from the tooth by rinsing with water; but you can get rid of it with effective brushing.