How to maintain complete oral hygiene

Complete oral hygiene

The best way to maintain good dental health is to to carry out a thorough oral hygiene routine.. From childhood onwards, we should learn little by little how to take proper care of our teeth and gums, which are so important for our general health.

At each stage of life, and according to the needs of each person, oral hygiene habits must be adapted in a personalised way. Even if we have already acquired a correct brushing routine, dentists and hygienists can help us to perfect our technique and obtain better results.

And you How do youo you take care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis? Discover the necessary steps for a complete oral hygiene and get to work. and get down to work.

What is oral hygiene?

Oral hygiene is the care performed inside the oral cavity to maintain the health of teeth, gums and other soft tissues. to maintain the health of teeth, gums and other soft tissues. Correct oral hygiene means that the teeth are clean, the gums maintain a good appearance in terms of colour, without pain or bleeding, and the absence of halitosis or bad breath.

In this sense, oral hygiene encompasses the cleaning of the entire surface of the teeth (including interdental spaces), gums, tongue and the entire oral cavity. Through it, we achieve an improvement of general healthThe mouth is one of the main areas in direct contact with the external environment.

Why is it so important to maintain good oral hygiene?

Did you know that the vast majority of pathogenic micro-organisms enter our body through the mouth? This is the first route of contact bacteria, viruses and other germs that can negatively affect our health.

Healthy teeth and gums are the best protection against many diseases. When periodontal tissues are strong, they do their job perfectly to keep infections at bay.

For this reason it is important to to maintain complete oral hygiene from an early age.. Children who acquire these habits, and become skilled at brushing and caring for their teeth, will become healthier adults.

Taking care of your teeth is not just about aesthetics or function. The way you care for your mouth will have an impact on your overall health throughout your life.

Steps to complete oral hygiene

The main objective of daily oral hygiene is to remove food debris after meals and to prevent the build-up of biofilm. removal of food debris after meals, as well as to prevent the build-up of biofilm that leads to caries and periodontal disease. which eventually leads to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Each person is responsible for applying the correct hygiene technique, which comprises the following steps for personalised care:

Brushing

Toothbrushing is the first first essential step in the oral hygiene routine.. It is advisable to do it after every meal. If this is not possible, teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, when waking up and before going to bed.

Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small brush head that reaches the that reaches the back of the mouth. This can be a manual or electric toothbrush, depending on your preference.

Accompany it with a toothpaste that protects the enamel and gums, with fluoride and other ingredients that help remove plaque and tartar.

Dental floss or interproximal brushes

For those areas where the toothbrush can't reach, floss or interproximal brushes are very important for those areas where the toothbrush cannot reach.. These are tools to complete the cleaning in the interdental spaces, which should be used after each brushing for a complete cleaning.

Dental irrigator

Oral irrigators have become a very useful tool for reaching hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. It consists of an apparatus that expels water under pressure, ideal for a complete complete oral hygiene for people with prostheses, implants or orthodontic appliances..

Mouthwash

After brushing, it is important to use a mouthwash as a final step in the oral hygiene routine. This can also be used between brushings to keep breath fresh.

The use of rinses with anti-plaque agents helps to control biofilm. The Mouthwash OralKIN with hexetidine is formulated for adult use, eliminating the germs responsible for dental plaque.

The same rinse, but without alcohol, is just as effective for those who prefer not to use this ingredient in their oral care routine. The Mouthwash OralKIN Zero also contains hexetidine as well as sodium fluoride, for complete anti-plaque and enamel protection.

Do you know how to correctly use the Mouthwash? On the KIN blog we have a complete guide for you to learn how to rinse your teeth in the best way.

Dental check-ups

As part of a complete oral hygiene routine, regular visits to the dentist are a must. regular visits to the dentist. It is very important that a dental expert carries out the corresponding examination every 6 to 12 months, in order to detect any health problems or anomalies in time.

Professional cleaning

Once a year it is advisable to to have your teeth professionally cleaned, removing plaque and tartar that cannot be that cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. Your dentist or hygienist can help you remove stubborn stains from your tooth enamel for healthier, whiter teeth.

Good oral care habits

Of course, oral hygiene will not guarantee complete oral care if we do not eliminate harmful habits such as smoking, which damages the gums, or reduce consumption of foods that can wear down enamel such as sugar or acidic drinks that encourage tooth decay.

Now that you know how to perform your daily oral hygiene, you have no excuse to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Make sure you have a complete oral hygiene with all of these steps and recommendations to enjoy a perfect smile.

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