Oral hygiene is essential to prevent the risk of diseases of the mouth such as tooth decay, gingivitis, or periodontitis. In the case of patients with dental implants, hygiene acquires a determining role in the success of long-term treatment.
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1. The importance of brushing
First of all and most importantly, brush your teeth after each meal. The use of medium-hard brushes is recommended, whether you use a manual or electric type brush.
Never forget to brush your tongue, as it is a storehouse of bacteria. Which toothpaste is the most suitable? For each person is different, explain your case and we will recommend the most appropriate.
Remember! 3 minutes is the recommended time for complete and effective hygiene.
2. Do not forget the gaps
Flossing will allow you to eliminate the bacterial plaque that may appear between the teeth, spaces where the brush does not reach.
Interproximal brushes are ideal for those with large spaces between tooth and tooth, or for example with orthodontic appliances. If, when using notes that do not fit comfortably, do not force it, perhaps you should use a smaller one or directly floss.
3. A good mouthwash
When choosing the mouthwash to rinse, you have to take into account that there are many types, some have fluoride and other antiseptics that help prevent tooth decay and infections. It is best to ask for advice on which is the most recommended for each one.