A healthy smile is important at any age, and it is never too late to learn the basics of oral and dental health.

  • Plaque forms immediately when you drink sweetened tea, juice, hot chocolate, cola, and the like. Since such drinks contain simple sugar, they quickly adhere to the teeth and increase bacterial growth. Instead, you can drink natural freshly squeezed fruit juices without sugar or simple sugar, or brush your teeth immediately after consuming.
  • The slightest snack initiates the formation of bacterial plaque. It’s like a small cookie you put in your mouth, a few nuts or potato chips. Instead of these, snacks can be made with fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • If your brushing time is too short, this is not enough to remove the bacterial plaque. The toothbrush should touch each surface of all the teeth in the mouth at least ten times. When you do this fully, brushing takes about two minutes.
  • If the toothbrush is old and the bristles are bent and misaligned, it makes it difficult to remove plaque. Therefore, if the bristle bundles of the brush are bent, it must be replaced immediately.
  • If you do not use dental floss, it means that you cannot remove the bacterial plaque between the teeth at all. With regular dental floss, you can clean between the teeth that the brush cannot reach.
  • If you brush less than two teeth a day, it means that you cannot remove the bacterial plaque that occurs during the day. Teeth should be brushed after every meal. Because immediately after eating, the deposits around the teeth cause bacteria to grow.
  • 24 hours protection from bacteria in your mouth. Using the oral care product, whose effect against bacteria has been proven in clinical studies, for 30 seconds twice a day provides 24-hour protection against bacterial plaque formation and gum problems.
  • Frequent fluid intake and drinking plenty of water keep your mouth moist. Especially smokers should take plenty of fluids in order not to cause bad breath because cigarettes reduce saliva flow and cause dry mouth.
  • Do not neglect oral care before going to bed at night. Bacteria remaining in the mouth continue to reproduce rapidly throughout the night. Therefore, before going to bed, follow the recommended 3 steps for healthy oral care.
  • Choose the right brush. Brush selection is as important as knowing how to brush your teeth. Most dentists agree that a flat, small-headed, soft toothbrush is the best choice because it removes plaque. Change your toothbrush periodically.
  • Go to your dentist for a check-up every 6 months.
  • If your teeth are bleeding, do not stop brushing. It can be the first stage of gum disease and you can prevent gum disease with the proper oral care. If your gums have been bleeding for more than two weeks, be sure to see a dentist.
  • Remember, brushing and flossing alone do not complete oral care. No matter how well you brush, the bacteria remaining in the places you cannot reach with the brush and floss will spread back into the mouth. Prevent the rapid spread of bacteria by rinsing your mouth with a liquid oral care product that is effective against bacterial plaque and complete 3 steps for your oral health.
  • Consume foods that are beneficial for teeth. It helps teeth clean due to the combination of natural fibers in fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, celery, carrots, cauliflower, and strawberries with saliva.
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