Clean teeth and impact on general health
Keeping your teeth clean after all meals is very beneficial for general health as research has shown that treating inflammation in the mouth decreases your risk of suffering from other inflammatory diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Regular teeth cleaning or scale and polish appointments helps to remove bacteria and tarter build up in those hard to reach areas to prevent cavities and more serious gum disease.
Gum disease and tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the Philippines, affecting almost every individual. The majority of dental decay occurs within the grooves of the chewing surfaces of teeth or in between the teeth where brushing cannot reach. We help you prevent and detect any dental cavities or gum disease before they happen.
Comfortable teeth cleaning services
FSS-Dental provides teeth cleaning services to fully clean your teeth and gums. If required, our dentist will advise you to modify your daily oral hygiene habit.
Our teeth cleaning service include:
- Dental examination to look for any signs of bleeding, inflammation or build up of bacteria around the teeth and gums.
- Scaling & polishing to remove bacteria build up and tartar
- Daily oral hygiene advice to help you achieve better oral health and prevent future disease
Your daily dental hygiene routine
Good daily dental hygiene routine is important to prevent bacteria from recolonising. Follow the simple instructions below to maintain healthy gums and teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, morning and night, concentrating on the areas where your gums meet your teeth.
- Use an electric toothbrush for enhanced cleaning
- Floss daily between the teeth to prevent ”flossing cavities” in between the teeth
- Use a fluoridated mouthwash after brushing and flossing
- Use a tongue scraper to remove any odour causing bacteria on your tongue for a fresher breath
- Visit us regularly for regular teeth cleaning to remove bacteria and tartar from hard to reach areas.
How to correctly brush your teeth
Brushing the teeth is extremely important as the bodily functions are interlinked and a good oral hygiene will provide a firm basis for a healthy body. Brushing teeth the right way will aid you in your pursuit of dental hygiene. Your brush movements need to be firm yet soft. It has to be firm enough to remove dirt particles from the crevices between the teeth and has to be soft so as to massage the gums. Numerous toothbrushes of different brands are available in the open market. Soft, medium and hard brushes are available. Soft brushes are meant for people with extra sensitive gums. This type is good with taking out food particles but when the gap between your teeth is less it becomes difficult to take the food out. This is where medium brushes have a major role to play. They are perfect for average and well maintained teeth and gums. Hard brushes are used by many mostly because they are cheap. But the fact is that even if they are cheap monetarily they prove to be cheap in terms of quality as well. Hard brushes push against your gums and may even cause abrasion or we say wearing of the teeth at the gum margin where the enamel is very thin. This is called as cervical abrasion. It exposes the inner layer of the tooth that is dentin to the oral environment and as the dentine is very sensitive the teeth become sensitive to hot and cold sensation and they can eventually become infected as well.
The best way to brush is to include only a few set of teeth in the process of brushing. Keeping track on less surface area will enable you to clean the teeth efficiently. Good oral hygiene keeps cavities and infections at bay making your teeth and gums stronger and healthier. The best technique of brushing cannot be the prerogative of only one person no one can define in general terms the best way you should brush your teeth. Everyone’s teeth are different and so is their placing. Consult our dentist to see what technique suits your personalized dental needs. Brushing the teeth with good toothpaste is equally important. Toothpastes contain an element fluoride. Fluoride makes your teeth stronger and they become resistant to acid attack, produced by the bacteria, hence the chances of tooth decay are considerably reduced. Good toothpastes fight plaque, resist decay, polish the teeth and ensure fresh breath. Gone are the days when you would have to worry about bad breath. Now, you have the agency to choose from a kaleidoscope of toothpastes and even see what taste you want. With so many things in the market to suit your luxuries it would be a waste to not put it to use to maintain oral hygiene.
Flossing is also an important part of your daily oral regime. Flossing helps to abrogate plaque from its very root as it takes out food particles from the depths without hurting the gums. You have to keep in mind that very harsh flossing or brushing can cause gum bleeding, so apply appropriate pressure and brush daily. Brush twice a day to get rid of plaque in its formative stages otherwise it will become cavity and you will have to undergo a series of dental sitting to save your tooth. The dental procedure is not only painful but it is exorbitant as well. If you save your teeth you may also end up saving money. It seems to be better to maintain teeth than ignore and then learn to maintain them the hard way. After brushing always rinse your mouth preferably with warm water to avoid cavity formation. Your mouth will feel fresh and clean and you will start enjoying brushing and make brushing a daily ritual.