Dental care treatment can only be effective when you follow it up with routine and proper home dental Oral Hygiene Day 2019 India care. This means you should brush and floss regularly after every meal and at a minimum twice a day.
To properly floss you should wind the floss around both of your index fingers and push it between each of your teeth in your mouth. Make sure to freely move the floss upwards, downwards and sideways to remove any potential food particles or plaque that may be lodged between your teeth or in between the gums.
Many people these days use some form of electric toothbrush. Whether you use an electric toothbrush or prefer a regular toothbrush, the process is the same. A routine of no less than twice daily is recommended. Gently, but thoroughly rotate the bristles across your teeth and under your gums with a backward and forward motion. Be sure to also get the top surfaces of your teeth where you bite or chew on food. You should also brush your tongue with your toothbrush. This may which help reduce bad breath. It is important to brush the inside surfaces of your teeth with the same rotating motion.
When brushing, it is important to use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps harden the outer layer of the tooth, called enamel, which will prevent cavities and also reduce bacteria in the mouth. It can also reverse the formation of smaller cavities.
Antibacterial rinses can also help reduce the bacteria in the mouth which is formed by sugars left from eating. It is most important to schedule regular checkups with your family dentist or dental hygienist. This will ensure that your proper dental care is maintained.