Plaque and tartar can cause many problems to our teeth. Many patients come to our clinic with diseases such as gingivitis, dental caries and other infections. Most of them seem perplex because they do not know what caused the problem. The answer is pretty simple, it begins with the buildup of plaque and tartar. If you do not avoid these, you can bet that you will lose your teeth in the long run.
Some of the effect it causes in our teeth is colorations, gum recessions and cavities. You have to take it seriously and maintain a good dental hygiene. That is why today I will teach you how to properly clean your teeth. I will show you the best way to get rid of tartar and get healthy beautiful teeth.
How plaque and tartar develop
We have to begin with how it all starts. Plaque and tartar develop in your teeth due to food debris. Not cleaning your teeth enough will create the perfect environment so bacteria accumulate. This is dangerous as we said above as it will wear down your teeth enamel. Not only that, it also infect your gums. All of this will also affect your breath making it smell real bad.
There are foods that accelerate the process and you should try to avoid it. Or at least clean your teeth right after eating it. These are sodas, sugar, sauces and anything with flour, dairies and colorants. You have to also be wary of coffee, alcohol and tobacco as they can create tartar really fast.
However there are food in the other hand that can help you clean your teeth. Fruits like pears and apple can help clean your teeth plaque. Try to consume more fruits in your diet to help you with your dental health. One plus is that a balanced diet will give you stringer, healthy teeth. That is one secret for perfect teeth, but let’s see other pro tips.
To clean your teeth better drink lots of water. Saliva is produced in our mouth to naturally clean our teeth and protect them from bacteria. To produce more saliva your body needs more water. 8 glasses a day is what we suggest in order to be hydrated.
Other tip is to chew sugarless gum. This will also make your mouth produce more saliva. Besides, without sugar, chewing cum can also help remove a little bit of plaque. You will be killing two birds with one stone but do not forget to practice a good dental hygiene. Now let’s see how to do that.
Dental hygiene to clean plaque and tartar
Removing plaque form your teeth is a simple job. But you have to be constant in it to see the results. For starts, you got to brush your teeth 3 times a day at least. One piece of advice is to do it after every meal. Make sure you use slow and gentle strokes to avoid damaging your teeth enamel and gums.
We also suggest to use vertical motions to clean off plaque and tartar from your teeth. The correct way to do it is to brush rapidly at the base of your teeth and then follow up slowly vertically. A soft bristle toothbrush is perfect for the job. Note that I said rapidly, that does not mean aggressive, be very gentle. Afterwards use horizontal movements and circular motions to complete the brushing.
It is also important that you do not forget the top of your teeth, gums, tongue and inner cheeks. Basically all areas in the mouth accumulate plaque, even the roof. So do not leave any zone without brushing. Afterwards you have to use dental floss to clean between the teeth. You can use other tools like a mini brush.
The reason for this is that food debris tends to get stuck between your teeth. If you leave it behind it will rot and contribute to tooth decay. For your tongue you can use a tongue scrapper. It feels really nice and relaxing so I really recommend it. To finish things up, rinse with antiseptic mouthwash to kill all bacteria remaining in the mouth.
One quick note is to be really cautious if you use orthodontics. Clean your teeth very good and your interdental toothbrush will be your best friends. Do not forge to clean your mouth guards, partials and denture too and you will be golden.
Taking care of the problem
Having a nice diet and dental hygiene is really nice, but it is not enough. Your teeth need special cleaning to get rid of the plaque and tartar ingrained. Over time this little build up keeps accumulating over the months no matter how much you brush. That is why you must see a dentist for regular checkup and cleaning. Trust me, your teeth will look and feel better.
Is it necessary a deep cleaning? Short answer no, deep cleaning is when teeth are in a bad shape. If that is not your case then a simple cleaning will be enough. If your teeth look a bit pale or yellow, then whitening will do the job just fine. Dentists recommend scheduling an appointment twice a year.
But I can hear you say, that is so expensive! Well youc an save money by coming to our clinic Dental del Rio in Los Algodones Mexico.
How to make an appointment
You can save money in dental treatment with us. Our prices are 50% less than the United State and Canada. We have a friendly staff fluent in English and follow ADA standards. Also our dentists are mostly trained in the US, so you will be in good hands for sure. To make an appointment soon, call us at the number above at business hours or send us an email.
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