The Most Common Mistakes in Oral Care
Many people think that brushing our teeth twice a day is enough to keep a proper oral hygiene.
However, there are a series of routines that are necessary to achieve our mouth to be perfectly healthy. It should not be forgotten that our smile is one of the main arms of presentation, so having a proper care is essential, not only at the aesthetic level, but also for its health.
Some of the main guidelines to follow are related with the teeth brushing. This process should be done minimum twice a day, always with soft or medium brushes and without applying excessive strength to avoid damage on our tooth structure. Brushing should be done in a meticulous way, following a specific order and dedicating more than two minutes to the complete process.
It is recommended not to brush our teeth just after eating, because the acids of the mouth are altered during meals, so using the crush at that very time would have negative effects in the enamel. To avoid the wear and tear of this structure, it is recommended to wait half an hour approximately. So that, the saliva of our mouth will neutralize the acid and there will not be any problem.
In terms of the products we use, must be taken into account that toothbrushes do not last forever, because of this reason, they must be changed every three months, or when we see that the bristles are slightly worn or bent. The use of dental floss is positive if we use it carefully, in case of a wrong use we can damage the gums. To avoid the abrasion, is very useful the combine both, the normal tooth-paste (with fluorine) and the specific one (feeling or whitening effect…).
In addition, we tend to forget that in our mouth there is something more than the teeth and it is necessary to take into account each of those elements. There is a tendency to brush only what we see, forgetting parts such as the tongue or the inside of the cheeks, and sometimes even the back teeth, where most of the bacteria are also accumulated.
In addition, the skin of the lips is one of the most sensitive parts of the body and also one of the most forgotten. Although in summer and winter is even more obvious that it needs a care routine to avoid drying out, the truth is that it is recommended to treat them with a protective lip balm throughout the year to have a beautiful and unforgettable smile.