Brushing and Flossing Tips to Reduce Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Posted on 9/5/2022 by Evan
If you're like most people, you probably brush and floss your teeth every day without giving it much thought. But many people don't know that brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease – one of the causes of tooth loss in adults. This blog post will discuss the importance of brushing and flossing and some tips to make it easier and more effective.
Brush At Least Twice a Day for Two Minutes Each Time
Periodontitis or gingivitis can be prevented by brushing at least twice daily for two minutes each time. Brushing will remove plaque and bacteria that cause these diseases. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque on teeth is not removed promptly, it will turn into calculus (tartar). Brushing also helps to remove staining on your teeth.
Use a Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is best to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Look for toothpaste with the American Dental Association's (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. It has been tested and proven safe and effective. When choosing a fluoride toothpaste, pick one with the ADA Seal of Approval, which guarantees the product's safety and efficacy. Ensure to use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for young children and supervise them while they brush.
Floss At Least Once a Day
Flossing is the method to remove plaque from areas between the teeth that are too tight to reach by brushing. The floss you use is not as important as using it correctly. Use about 18 inches (45 centimeters) of floss. You should spin the floss around the middle finger, with an inch to work with. Hold the floss properly between the other fingers. Flossing helps remove plaque from your teeth and gums.
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