Dental hygiene after eating

Dental hygiene after eating in a Restaurant

Dentists recommend that after eating one needs to brush their teeth for dental hygiene. Everyone brushes their teeth, but few people brush them properly. It’s more than brushing twice daily, it comes down to technique, the length of time and some other important factors so as to maintain a health dental hygiene after eating.

Time: It takes two full minutes or more to brush your teeth properly. Most people brush their teeth for only thirty seconds and only achieve a quarter or their proper tooth care as a result. Use a stopwatch, or listen to a short song while brushing to get a better sense of how long it should take.

Technique: Brush gently, doesn’t scrub. Short, little circular strokes do a great job of removing plaque. Pay extra attention to your molars, all around the gumline and crowns, fillings and other areas of restoration. Begin with the outer areas of your upper teeth, then does the same to your lower teeth. Clean the insides after that, and finally, clean the chewing areas.

Tongue: Brushing your tongue – or even better, buying a tongue scraper – will immediately give you better breath. Usually, your tongue is white. That is masticated food. Gross, right? Scrape it off for more kissable, less embarrassing breath.

Toothbrush: Use a soft, small toothbrush – the head should be a perfect fit for one tooth. Big headed toothbrushes can’t hit the more difficult, harder-to-reach areas of the mouth. Replace your toothbrush after it starts to show wear, or after every three months.

Flossing:
1. The wrap: You will need about 18 inches of floss for a solid wrap around your fingers. Wind it around your middle fingers with an inch or two at the ends.
2. Technique: Slide it up and down between your teeth. Go beneath the gumline or you may miss important gunk. Wrap the dirty floss around your finger to use clean floss for each tooth.
3. Dental pics: You can also use dental pics or a floss holder to stimulate your gums and reach between teeth with more ease if you have trouble flossing.
Your dental hygiene is in accord with how much you work at it. That is, like everything else in life, if you work hard at keeping your teeth clean, you will have nice clean teeth. For some that means brushing after every meal. For others it means developing a better floss technique. Either way, by working at keeping your teeth clean, your orthodontist will feel much better about looking inside your mouth, and your trips to the dentist will be less painful and less frequent.

For more information call your local dentist and make an appointment and have a check up.