Higiene oral

Gum Disease Prevention Ocoee FL

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Por que é tão importante a higiene oral?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing técnicas realizadas diariamente.

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. A placa é uma película incolor que adere aos dentes na linha da gengiva. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. Escovando e usando fio dental diariamente, você pode remover esses germes e ajudar a prevenir doenças periodontais.

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Qual é a maneira correta de escovar os dentes?

While brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth, position the brush at a 45-degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the brush in a circular motion several times using small, gentle strokes. Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth, but not so much pressure that you feel any discomfort.

When you are done cleaning the outside surfaces of all your teeth, follow the same directions while cleaning the inside of the back teeth.

To clean the inside surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth, hold the brush vertically. Make several gentle back-and-forth strokes over each tooth. Don’t forget to gently brush the surrounding gum tissue.

Próximo, você limpará as superfícies dentais de seus dentes usando curtas, gentle strokes. Change the position of the brush as often as necessary to reach and clean all surfaces. Try to watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. After you are done, rinse vigorously to remove any plaque you might have loosened while brushing. If you have any pain while brushing or have any questions about how to brush properly, please be sure to call our office.

Como você passa fio dental?

Periodontal disease usually appears between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from those surfaces. However, it is important to develop the proper technique. As instruções a seguir irão ajudá-lo, mas lembre-se de que leva tempo e prática.

Start with a piece of floss (waxed is easier) about 18long. Lightly wrap most of the floss around the middle finger of one hand. Wrap the rest of the floss around the middle finger of the other hand.

To clean the upper teeth, hold the floss tightly between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. Gently insert the floss tightly between the teeth using a back-and-forth motion. Não force o fio dental ou tente encaixá-lo no lugar. Bring the floss to the gum line then curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel light resistance. Move the floss up and down on the side of one tooth. Remember there are two tooth surfaces that need to be cleaned in each space. Continue to floss each side of all the upper teeth. Be careful not to cut the gum tissue between the teeth. As the floss becomes soiled, turn from one finger to the other to get a fresh section.

To clean between the bottom teeth, guide the floss using the forefinger of both hands. Do not forget the backside of the last tooth on both sides, upper and lower.

When you are done, rinse vigorously with water to remove plaque and food particles. Do not be alarmed if during the first week of flossing your gums bleed or are a little sore. If your gums hurt while flossing you could be doing it too hard or pinching the gum. As you floss daily and remove the plaque your gums will heal and the bleeding should stop.

Você deve consultar um dentista para dentes sensíveis?

Sometimes after dental treatment, teeth are sensitive to hot and cold. This should not last long, but only if the mouth is kept clean. If the mouth is not kept clean, the sensitivity will remain and could become more severe. If your teeth are especially sensitive, consult with your doctor. They may recommend a medicated toothpaste or mouth rinse made especially for sensitive teeth.

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Quais são os melhores produtos de higiene bucal?

There are so many products on the market that it can become confusing, and choosing between all the products can be difficult. Here are some suggestions for choosing dental care products that will work for most patients.

Automatic andhigh-tech” escovas de dente eletrônicas são seguras e eficazes para a maioria dos pacientes. Oral irrigators (water spraying devices) will rinse your mouth thoroughly, but will not remove plaque. You need to brush and floss in conjunction with the irrigator. Vemos excelentes resultados com escovas de dentes elétricas chamadas Rotadent e Interplak. Some toothbrushes have a rubber tip on the handle. This is used to massage the gums after brushing. There are also tiny brushes (interproximal toothbrushes) that clean between your teeth. If these are used improperly you could injure the gums, então discuta o uso adequado com Dr. Martinez.

Pasta de dente com flúor e enxaguatórios bucais, if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, pode reduzir a cárie dentária em tanto quanto 40 percent. Remember, these rinses are not recommended for children under six years of age. Pasta de dente de controle de tártaro irá reduzir o tártaro acima da linha da gengiva, but gum disease starts below the gum line so these products have not been proven to reduce the early stages of gum disease.

Anti-plaque rinses, approved by the American Dental Association, contêm agentes que podem ajudar a controlar a doença gengival precoce. Use these in conjunction with brushing and flossing.

A nutrição afeta seus dentes?

Good nutrition plays a large role in your dental health. Brushing and flossing help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. However, a balanced diet will help to boost your body’s immune system, leaving you less vulnerable to oral disease.

How often and what you eat have been found to affect your dental health. Eating starchy foods such as crackers, bread, cookies, and candy causes the bacteria in your mouth to feed on it. Eles então produzem ácidos que atacam seus dentes por até 20 minutes or more. Foods that stick to your teeth or are slow to dissolve give the acids more time to work on destroying your tooth enamel.

Sticky/slow to dissolve foods:

  • granola bars
  • chewy fruit snacks
  • dried fruit
  • potato chips
  • hard candy

Starchy foods:

  • crackers
  • bread
  • cookies
  • candy

Sticky and starchy foods create less acid when eaten as part of a meal. Saliva production increases at mealtime, rinsing away food particles and neutralizing harmful acids.

Foods such as nuts, cheese, onions, e alguns chás mostraram retardar o crescimento de bactérias causadoras de cárie na boca.