Use dental floss daily!

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Oral health specialists say that the total removal of plaque is not enough only with brushing. For this reason, daily brushing is recommended to be accompanied by flossing.

Along with brushing, flossing is an important part in cleaning teeth. This helps remove plaque between teeth and gum that area between teeth. It’s recommended flossing at least once daily.

Using dental floss removes about 40% of plaque, cavities or gum disease. Each tooth has five surfaces. If you do not use floss at least two of these areas remain unrefined. Flossing alone can remove bacteria located between the teeth.

Choosing dental floss? Floss is made from either nylon or Teflon, both being equally effective. If you have larger spaces between teeth or retraction gingival (gum recedes, leaving uncovered tooth root) will get better results using a wider floss. But if very small spaces between teeth, using a thin one.

Here are some tips for using floss provided by Dr. Edmond Hewlett, a professor at the University of California Dentistry:

* Use a long piece of 40-45 cm of floss, floss light curves based on each tooth movements and try to clean with mild (not to injure gum) made from top to bottom;
* Do not fret if your gums bleed a little at first. Bleeding gums are inflamed because of accumulated plaque and need to be cleaned. If, however, still bleeding after a few days, consult your dentist. May be a sign of gum disease;
* Ask your doctor dentist. This will correct your faults and help with tips for proper use of floss.

How often should I floss? At least once a day.

Accumulation of plaque favors caries and gum disease, and scientists have discovered a link between periodontal diseases and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis or premature birth. One possible explanation is that the bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect major organs. Also, avoid plaque accumulation can be done by brushing regularly, limiting consumption of sweets or sticky food and cleaning performed by your dentist professional.

What you can do for your teeth healthy?
* Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste. Is important not to adopt the aggressive style of brushing teeth and clean all surfaces;
* Use dental floss and mouthwash daily! Used daily, will succeed floss between teeth to remove plaque before it can damage teeth or gums. Also floss can clean gum line, so that can not be done by simply brushing. Mouthwash helps to keep your breath fresh, protects against cavities and plaque formation and reduce the risk of gum disease;
* Go to the dentist regularly. Visits to the dentist are important both for early detection and treatment of various problems and to obtain professional care tips to prevent oral diseases;
* Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Not only are important for healthy food, but the fruits and vegetables helps to clean teeth
* Limit consumption of sweets. All sweets and junk food most of the food type contributes to plaque formation.

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