Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

How to brush your teeth correctly

Posted by Dental News Team am 22, Mar - 2011

Brushing your teeth with baking powder, electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush?

How to brush our teeth correctly?

Electric toothbrushes with an oscillating rotary head have slight advantage over manula brushes in regard to plaque removal.

Please don´t forget: Your toothbrush is just a tool in your hands! It can only brush those teeth you “guide” it to. Brush for two minutes twice a day. Be aware of the different surfaces; outer, inner and biting surfaces -a fact often forgotten.

Brush all surfaces of each tooth using small circular movements. Don’t forget to brush your tongue to help freshen your breath and remove more bacteria.  At the beginning the inflamed gum may be bleeding, please continue brushing!

Don´t use abrasive substances such as baking powder! Indeed we get the cleaner feel of our teeth however; it causes enamel wear which makes our teeth very sensitive.

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