- 1. Brush your teeth for two to three minutes
- 2. Avoid hard scrubbing
- 3. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and gently brush in short strokes from where the tooth and gum meet to the top of the tooth
- 4. Brush all outside and inside surfaces
- 5. Clean the pits and crevices on the chewing surface of your teeth with short sweeping strokes
- 6. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath
- 7. Talk to your dentist about proper brushing techniques
- 1. Use enough floss. Break off a piece about 18 inches long. That sounds like a lot, but you want enough to keep a clean segment in place as you move from tooth to tooth. Wrap most of the floss around either the middle finger or the index finger of one hand, whichever you prefer and a small amount onto the middle or index finger of the other hand. (Using the middle finger leaves your index finger free to manipulate the floss.)
- 2. Slide between teeth. Gently slide the floss between the teeth in a zigzag motion and be careful not to let the floss snap or “pop” between teeth.
- 3. Form a “C”. Make a C shape with the floss as you wrap it around the tooth. Then carefully pull the floss upward from the gum line to the top of the tooth.
- 4. Roll along. As you move from one tooth to the next, unroll a fresh section of floss from the finger of one hand while rolling the used floss onto the finger of the other hand. Use your thumb as a guide.
- 5. Reach both sides. Don’t forget to floss the back side of each tooth.
To help choose the right rinse, keep these points in mind:
- 1. Alcohol—yes or no? Alcohol is a component of many mouthwashes and rinses, which can problematic if a large quantity is deliberately swallowed. If you want to buy one type of mouthwash or rinse for the whole family and your household includes school-aged children or teens, you may want to choose from the alcohol-free mouthwash products that are available. Also, some recovering alcoholics avoid mouthwash with alcohol because of the potential for abuse.
- 2. Sensitivity. Some people find the ingredients in mouthwash irritating, especially people who have sensitive gums. Also, people who don’t usually complain of sensitive gums may find that their mouths are more sensitive for a short time if they are recovering from a dental procedure. If you have a sensitive mouth, consider an alcohol-free or natural mouthwash. Natural mouthwashes often contain ingredients such as aloe vera and chamomile for a soothing effect.
- 3. Plaque control. If you want a mouthwash that not only helps control bad breath but also helps to prevent plaque buildup on the teeth, look for a dental rinse that contains anti-plaque ingredients.
- 1. Baby’s teeth should be clean by the soft and clean cloth or baby’s toothbrush (make sure that the brush should be soft)
- 2. Make sure your child brushes her teeth at least twice
- 3. Use toothpaste that content fluoride so that food particles and plaque will be removed from the tooth surfaces. Even be sure your child brushes the top surface of tongue also as it will help in keeping breath fresh.
- 4. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen her breath and even it will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
- 5. Take proper care of your child’s diet and try to avoid all stuff which content extra sugar.
- 6. Do checkup on regular bases.
Bad Breath — One of the main causes of halitosis is smoking. Not only does smoking give you dry mouth, but tar and nicotine settles in your oral cavity, leading to a condition known as “smoker’s breath.” Gum disease, another consequence of smoking, also causes bad breath.
Tooth Decay — Smoking increases the amount of dental plaque in your mouth and the more dental plaque, the harder it is to remove. This eventually leads to a dental tartar and tooth decay.
Gum Disease — Tobacco interferes with the function of gum tissue cells. Gums become damaged by separating from the bone, leaving them open to infection. Smokers are several times more likely to get advanced periodontal disease than non-smokers, increasing their need for ongoing gum disease treatment.
Tooth Loss — Advanced periodontitis eventually leads to bone deterioration and tooth loss.