Aesthetic Dentist Dr. Efe Kaya gave information on the subject.
1. Brush Your Teeth After Breakfast
Most people brush their teeth as soon as they get up in the morning because they smell in their mouth. The odor that occurs when we wake up in the morning is due to the saliva flow rate that slows down at night. Bacteria become active temporarily due to the slowing saliva flow rate and cause odor. This situation will return to normal after a certain period of time after waking up. Proper brushing will be done by cleaning the food residues around the teeth after breakfast.
2.Avoid Sticky Foods During Snacks
Sugar is the main source of the caries formation mechanism. Sugar residues that cannot be cleaned around the teeth cause rapid decay of the teeth.
3.Don't Eat After Brushing Your Teeth in the Evening
Foods that are eaten before and after sleep increases the rate of decay formation 3 times. The reason is that rot bacteria are more active than normal during sleep. Before sleeping, teeth should be brushed and there should be no plaque left around the teeth.
Interfacial areas of the teeth, where the brush cannot reach, are the areas where tooth decay is most common. Dental floss should definitely be used after brushing teeth.
5.Use Alcohol-Free Mouthwashes
It is extremely important to use mouthwash once a day as it will slow down the activities of rot bacteria.
6.Replace Your Toothbrush Every 3-4 Months
Deformed toothbrushes should definitely be replaced, as they will not be able to clean properly.
7.Take a Brushing Training
It should not be forgotten that a proper cleaning can only be achieved when a correct brushing method is applied. The reason for tooth decay that cannot be stopped despite continuous brushing is improper brushing. Consult your physician for brushing training.
8. Toothbrush Should Be Used Without Wetting With Water
When the brush is wetted with water, the fluorine content in the toothpaste will decrease. Fluorine stops and prevents tooth decay. Toothpaste should be applied to the tooth surface with a dry brush.
9.Use Fluoride Containing Toothpastes
10. A Dentist Must Be Visited Every 6 Months
Regular control is very important for early diagnosis of caries that are about to occur. It should not be forgotten that caries is reversible at an early stage.