Oral Hygiene and Methods

Oral Hygiene and Methods

The most effective way to remove bacteria plaque and food debris from the mouth, is to brush inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of the teeth. Preventing the formation of caries and gum disease is possible with a continuous good oral care:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before dinner, with a recommended tooth brushing technique for at least three minutes.
  2. Thoroughly clean the bacterial plaque in the areas and between the teeth that are not accessible by your toothbrush with dental floss or interdental cleaners.
  3. Brush your teeth with a floury toothpaste.
  4. Eat healthy and balanced.
  5. Check your dentist regularly, at least once every 6 months.

Which is the best way to brush your teeth?

Correct toothbrushing is the first step in protecting the health of your teeth and gums. There are many ways to brush your teeth. Consult your dentist for the best brushing. This may be due to different brushing methods in different situations, such as gum removal and post-operative treatment. However, we can give an example of frequently recommended methods:

  • Place the toothbrush into the tooth-gum combination at a 45-degree angle.
  • Move your brush so that the small bristles are drawn, taking care to keep the bristles in place.
  • Repeat the same movements on each tooth for 10 seconds.
  • Clean the inside and outside surfaces of your upper and lower teeth in the same way.
  • Clean the chewing surfaces of your lower and upper teeth by moving the brush back and forth.
  • Do not forget to brush your tongue. Language is the most common place for bacteria to cause bad breath. This can be done with toothbrushes or “tongue brushes” or “tongue scrapers”.
  • Take care not to brush your teeth too hard. Hard brushing can do much harm from the wounds.

Do the teeth get damaged if a proper technique is not used?

With the hard and incorrect brushing technique, gum removal, material loss and sensitivity occur on the surface of the tooth, as well as complete cleaning effect cannot be achieved, preventing the decay and gum disease.


When it comes to buying a business toothbrush, it can surprise you that there are many products on the market that are so diverse and appealing. When making a selection you should be careful to purchase approved and recommended products from your dentist. The answer to the questions of the best toothpaste and the best brush may vary depending on the mouth condition of the person.

Here are a few tips on what to look out for:

  • Tooth brushes; size, shape, and bristles of the bristles depending on their arrangement, stiffness and length.
  • Choose a soft or medium-sized brush with small heads, often hairy, rounded bristle ends, straight cut bristle bundles. It is thus easy to access and clean the teeth and all parts of the mouth.
  • It is recommended to replace the brush every 3-4 months on average.
  • The battery-powered brush is recommended in addition to the natural toothbrush if it can not be effectively brushed with the normal toothbrush.

Cleansing Zone Between Teeth

Only toothbrushing cleans the tooth surfaces but only three of the bills. For this reason, cleaning the bacteria plaque between uncleared teeth requires special care. Dental caries and gum disease are particularly common in these areas and should be used regularly every day.


  • Use of the dental floss should be done after brushing.
  • The dentifrice is used with the help of both the tips of both of the fingers on the index finger.
  • Pass the thread through your teeth slowly and in a controlled manner.
  • Avoid hard and sudden movements that will injure your gums.
  • Clean the interface by moving the tooth thread back and forth and up and down each time you rotate the letter c around the tooth.
  • Repeat the same procedure for each tooth, so that all your teeth are fully trimmed.
  • Patients who cannot use in this way can use ready-to-use devices containing dental floss fixed on a carrier which is angled in accordance with the lower and upper jaws.


In the presence of bridge prostheses, toothbrushes cannot pass between teeth, so it is used to clean the bottom of the bridge surfaces and the interfaces of the teeth that are included in the prosthesis. For this purpose, a needle-like tapered end portion for passing between the bridge members, a cleansing spongy portion and normal floss portions. It should be applied absolutely once a day again.

Interface brushes

It is used to clean the gap between teeth or in the presence of brackets, bridges and implants. It is a cylindrical or conical interchangeable small brush placed on a carrier end with a handle. If you have an interdental toothbrush, it may be more beneficial for you.


In order to prevent the formation of microbial dental plaque and gingivitis, the patient is recommended in cases where necessary to facilitate oral care