How to help your teeth survive university life

How to help your teeth survive university life

New school year is fast approaching and teenagers heading off to university will have to take control of their oral health without their parents’ reminders. It is not a secret that student life and diet is not the healthiest and easiest one on their teeth. Eating late at night, having fizzy drinks filled with sugar and caffeine, dealing with hangovers and snacking while studying can lead to huge dental problems for young people.
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First Trip To The Dentist

First Trip To The Dentist

The first visit of your child to the dentist and the first experience at the dental practice play a significant role in his or her attitude toward dental treatment in later life. The initial visit should be adaptive and preventive.

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Tartar – No Thank You

Tartar – No Thank You

Dental Plaque it is a bacteria deposit left on our teeth – everyone gets it because bacteria is constantly forming in our mouths. It is very important to our dental health to stay on top of it and don’t let it harden into harmful tartar.

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How to brush your teeth like a pro

How to brush your teeth like a pro

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:
Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth.

Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth.

Clean the chewing surfaces.

For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too – you can use tongue scraper to do that or just your toothbrush.

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth. For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth, particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity.

How important is the Toothpaste I Use?

It is important that you use toothpaste that’s right for you. Today there is a wide variety of toothpaste designed for many conditions, including cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth and sensitivity. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist which toothpaste is right for you.

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you’ve had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.
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