Careful self-care of the mouth and teeth is especially important for heart patients. Good oral health is part of general health – the health of the mouth and teeth is also connected to the health of the heart. The connection between oral health and general health is two-way. Many of the chronic inflammations of the mouth are at the root of several national diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, while many of the medications for cardiovascular diseases cause changes in the oral area.
Oral infections often start without symptoms, and therefore regular dental checkups are extremely important for heart patients. Please always mention your heart disease and possible medications to the dentist treating you. Have you ever wondered how you could improve your teeth brushing technique or how to brush your teeth correctly? Conscientious and careful brushing twice a day for 2-3 minutes is the cornerstone of preventive self-care.
We all know that brushing your teeth makes your teeth cleaner and whiter, but did you know that by brushing your teeth correctly, you also take care of the health of your mouth and the whole body? Brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes, helps remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque that accumulates on the surface of the teeth can cause bad breath, gum problems, tooth decay and other health problems. In addition, brushing your teeth helps to keep your mouth fresh, prevent bad breath and tooth discoloration. Remember these tips the next time you brush your teeth.
Place the toothbrush at a 45° angle and brush along the surface of the tooth and against the gum with small movements. Gently move the brush back and forth, ending the brushing in an upside down motion. Repeat for all inner and outer surfaces of the tooth. Clean the inner surfaces of the lower front teeth by placing the toothbrush in an upright position, and brushing the inner surface with the tip of the brush. Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth in a back and forth motion. Finish by brushing the surface of the tongue, bacteria accumulated on the tongue can cause bad breath.
We are all different, and it is not possible to directly say which toothbrush is the best. Are your teeth sensitive or your gums bleeding? Do you use braces, or are you looking for a toothbrush for a small child? If you are looking for a toothbrush that meets your individual needs, read how to choose the right toothbrush for you. Plaque is formed from bacteria living in the mouth. The bacteria use the sugars in the food as their food, and the bacteria together with food residues and saliva form plaque – a sticky, colorless film containing bacteria on the surface of the tooth and at the gum line. On the surface of the tooth, plaque can damage the teeth, promote tooth decay and lead to tooth attachment tissue disease.