Healthy teeth are the basis for a beautiful smile. A thorough dental care and hygiene routine is essential for this. In addition to professional teeth cleaning (PZR) as part of prophylaxis, you can do a lot for your dental care at home. The most important thing is to brush your teeth properly. We'll show you how!

The basis: Why we brush our teeth

Our teeth are in constant use and are often exposed to great stress when we eat. Citrus fruits, sugar or salad dressings: All of these can attack tooth enamel. Leftover food between the teeth can be a source of bacteria that promote the formation of plaque. This can quickly lead to the formation of tartar.

Irregular dental hygiene increases the risk of potential dental diseases such as inflammation and tooth decay. Regular - and above all thorough - tooth brushing can prevent this. Here are a few tips:

  • Regularity: You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Ideally after breakfast and before going to bed. Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating, but wait half an hour.
  • Correct duration: How long you should brush your teeth also depends on which toothbrush you use. As a rule, however, you should spend between 2-3 minutes. Talk to us at your next prophylaxis, we will be happy to advise you.
  • Correct pressure: To achieve ideal cleaning and prevent injuries, you should be careful not to apply too much pressure when brushing your teeth. Otherwise you risk damaging the gums or tooth structure.
  • Uniformity: Every time you brush, you should pay equal attention to all surfaces of your teeth. In addition to the outer and inner surfaces, you should regularly clean the chewing surfaces in particular.
  • Replacement: To guarantee hygienic cleanliness at all times, you should replace your toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush regularly. Approximately every two months.
  • Rinse: To round off your daily oral hygiene, you can also use a nourishing mouthwash. This is particularly good for the gums.
  • Brush between the teeth: Brushing your teeth is the basis of daily oral hygiene. However, residue can build up in the spaces between your teeth in particular, which you cannot reach with your toothbrush. Use dental floss to clean the spaces between your teeth. Waxed dental floss is particularly well tolerated by sensitive gums.

Often forgotten, but just as important: the tongue

When brushing their teeth, many people focus on the obvious protagonists: the teeth - and that's a good thing. But all too often the tongue is forgotten as part of oral hygiene.

A large proportion of all bacteria in the mouth, which often cause bad breath, are found on the tongue.

Two things are suitable for cleaning the tongue:

  • Tonguescraper: The tongue scraper, in plastic or metal form, has an edge that you can pull over your tongue to remove plaque and bacteria.
  • Tongue brush: There are also special brushes with small bristles for a clean tongue.

Last but not least: prevention from the professionals

Even if you are conscientious about your daily oral hygiene: A check-up by your dentist is recommended at least once a year. We recognize potential problems in good time and can prevent further complaints.

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