​Means for teeth cleaning.

In addition to toothbrushes, you can and should use other means for cleaning your teeth – for example, dental floss, brush-sticks and even ordinary toothpicks.

Dental floss helps when the toothbrush can not be used, although it does not replace the brush, but complements it – with the help of dental floss it is convenient to clean the spaces between the teeth, especially at work, outdoors or on a trip.

Another addition is a brush-stick, which also perfectly cleans the spaces between the teeth, and also helps people with braces, implants. Brush-sticks are made of thin bristles and wires covered with plastic – if desired, it is not difficult to get acquainted closer with their construction. Like brushes, brush-sticks have different shapes and stiffness, and they clean out all the places where the toothbrush does not penetrate.

Toothpicks, perhaps, the most ancient “tools” for cleaning teeth – they certainly used in the Stone Age, in the form of sticks, twigs, etc. In Ancient Egypt, this subject of hygiene was very common – the Egyptians always cared about health and appearance, and used toothpicks made of wood. Today, wooden toothpicks are still popular – they are made of soft wood, but there are also plastic toothpicks, and even metal ones, although it is better to use them as rarely as possible, otherwise there is a risk of injuring of soft gum tissues.

Wooden toothpicks are often deodorized, impregnating their tips with a flavoring agent – strawberry, mint, etc. – it’s more pleasant to use such toothpicks, but they do not become more useful from this. In principle, it does not matter which toothpick you use: the main thing is that you do not have to be too zealous, trying to clean the inter dental space, and do not use instead of a toothpick a needle, ordinary threads and other “improvised means”, risking injure your teeth and gums.

Toothpaste with fluoride.

Caries – our number one enemy, and manufacturers of toothpaste to combat the disease are used in toothpastes such components as sodium monofluorophosphate, sodium fluoride, aminofluorides, calcium glycerophosphate, that is, mainly derivatives of fluorine and calcium.

But it is necessary to be cautious with fluorine, its content in the paste must not be too high. The optimal amount of fluoride – 150 mg per 100 grams of pasta for adults and 50 mg per 100 grams of pasta for the children, because the fluorine compounds at high doses can be harmful to health. Fluoride in toothpastes began to use since that time, as American dentists in the 40s of the last century have discovered the amazing properties of fluorine to heal the tooth enamel. Since caries was associated with a lack of fluoride as a trace element, which is why into the paste began to add fluoride.

But there is a category of people for whom is contraindicated fluoride in toothpastes, but calcium is needed. It is easy to determine by the appearance of the teeth: they are dark, with white “dashes”, which are located along the tooth, and in more severe cases – with white spots. Unfortunately, if milk teeth are replaced by permanent on just this type, their appearance can not be corrected, it is necessary to pay attention to the choice of (with the help of a doctor) toothpastes and rinses with a high calcium content. To avoid this, from an early age into the baby diet should be included as much as possible of dairy products, especially cheese and cottage cheese, as well as should be monitored the chemical composition of drinking water.

Another category of people who should refrain from the use of fluoridated toothpaste – are residents of regions with an excess of fluoride in drinking water. Therefore, ask what the water in your area.
Anyway, if you choose toothpaste with calcium – the best its active compound for today – it’s calcium glycerophosphate, and not carbonate. Carbonade calcium is insoluble and therefore can not contribute to mineralization of the teeth, and monofluorophosphate, sodium fluoride are too fragile to form a protective layer which is easily removed in a short time.

Healthy teeth.

Good teeth are one of the hallmarks of an attractive appearance. However, the problem of teeth health is as much more serious than appearance. Healthy teeth contribute to good digestion. But in the troubled teeth may occur infection and inflammation, which can later cause serious diseases.

Tooth has the following structure – crown, neck and root. Crown is the part, which rises above the gum – its condition is an indicator of beauty and tooth health. Teeth diseases also, as a rule, begin from the upper part. The tooth crown is covered with enamel – from its integrity depends the health and appearance of the tooth.

On the dental health affect two factors – the oral hygiene and the nutrition. If the rules are not observed in these areas, the tooth begins to decay. First, on enamel are appeared cracks. Then, tooth integrity is violated, caries is developed, it damages the tooth root and surrounding tissue.
It is known that, after each use of food in the mouth remains a large amount of microbes. We are struggling with them, providing oral hygiene. Familiar tools for cleansing of the oral cavity – a toothbrush and a toothpaste.

Today there are many different types of toothbrushes such as manual and electrical. They allow you to thoroughly clean the teeth, penetrating even into the most inaccessible places. However, this is not enough. Therefore, good helpers in hygiene can be a dental and mouth rinses. Dental floss clears the gaps between the teeth, reducing the risk of gingivitis. Mouth rinses also have anti-inflammatory and healing effect.