How to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

How to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

for Healthy Oral Structure starts with regular Cleaning of Teeth and Gums. Daily brushing your Teeth and cleaning Gums as well cleaning between your teeth is important because it the best way to removes plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed daily, it continues to raise up on the left over bits of the food around your teeth which will lead to cause tooth decay and gum diseases.

There is a right way to brush and floss your teeth. Every day:

  • Gently brush your teeth on all sides with a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use small circular motions and short back-and-forth strokes.
  • Brush carefully and gently along your gum line.
  • Lightly brush your tongue to help keep your mouth clean.
  • Clean around your teeth with dental floss. Careful flossing removes plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Rinse after you floss.

People with arthritis or other conditions that limit hand motion may find it hard to hold and use a toothbrush. Some helpful tips are:

  • Use an electric or battery-operated toothbrush.
  • Slide a bicycle grip or foam tube over the handle of the toothbrush.
  • Buy a toothbrush with a larger handle.
  • Attach the toothbrush handle to your hand with a wide elastic band.

See your dentist if brushing or flossing causes your gums to bleed or hurts your mouth. If you have trouble flossing, a floss holder may help. Ask your dentist to show you the right way to floss.

How to Floss

ends of floss wrapped around index fingers on each hand

flossing between upper teeth

flossing between lower teeth

Hold floss as shown.

Use floss between upper teeth.

Use floss between lower teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/taking-care-your-teeth-and-mouth

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