One of the main values of Clínica Dental Romeo is keeping the patient informed for their health, as well as working on prevention.
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Here are the eight golden rules for good oral hygiene.
- Brush your teeth following these instructions: use short, soft and elliptical movements, avoiding excessive pressure to protect the gums. Don’t forget the back teeth and the areas around them. Remember to brush your tongue; it is important to brush it from back to front to eliminate the bacteria that produce unpleasant smells. This process is the ideal technique to brush your teeth.
- Brushing frequency is key: it is recommended to brush your teeth twice or thrice a day, after each meal. Our busy daily routines and eating out may negatively affect this habit. Make a point of brushing your teeth twice a day at the very least, especially before bed, as it is the most important of the day.
- Change your toothbrush. You must change your toothbrush every three months, as the bristles will lose resistance and effectiveness reaching the most difficult parts between the teeth. Please note: it must also be changed after a cold oral infection.
- Examine your gums. Gum bleeding is one of the first signs of gum problems. Make an appointment to have your dentist check them up.
- Floss properly. Add flossing to your brushing routine, as it prevents the formation of cavities between the teeth and eliminates the accumulation of bacterial plaque. We recommend using it at least once a day.
- Round off the brushing routine with a mouthwash. Add the appropriate mouthwash as a habit when you brush your teeth, as it can eliminate up to 3.5 times more plaque.
- Make an appointment with your dentist. We have a bad habit of only asking for an appointment when we feel pain or discomfort, or when oral problems are evident. Do not wait for problems to appear and pay us a visit at least twice a year to prevent diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.
- Get an oral cleaning once a year. We recommend an in-depth cleaning to eliminate stains and plaque, responsible for periodontal diseases and the consequent tooth loss.
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