Oral hygiene helps maintain your natural teeth and keeps your mouth clean and healthy. Fresh breath and a healthy smile are precious assets in many social, personal and professional situations.
What is oral hygiene?
A set of daily practices that aim to eliminate plaque and prevent ailments, like cavities and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups and mechanical means are also needed for optimal oral hygiene.
Three key components:
- Adequate intake of fluoride
- Balanced nutrition
- Regular cleaning using the right technique and the right tools
Tools for a healthy mouth
A manual or electric soft-bristled brush with a round or oval head is best. Vigorous brushing can irritate the gums and cause teeth to loosen. Brush your teeth gently using the right technique.
Rigorous dental hygiene also involves using a fluoride-based toothpaste and dental floss. A tongue cleaner can also be used to clean the upper surface of the tongue.
Professional check-ups and cleanings
Regular check-ups enable the dentist to prevent dental problems, evaluate your oral health and propose treatment plans when needed.
The hygienist performs a thorough cleaning, removing plaque, tartar and stains from the surface of your teeth.
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