We all want to look beautiful and youthful for a longer time. Because of that we put on our face rejuvenating creams. We especially cherish the area around the eyes and lips with special preparations. But, what is about our teeth which reveal in the same extent our ages?
According to many researches, preserved and beautiful teeth reduce the number of our age, for even twenty years! That is the reason why more and more people in the West decides to bleaching their teeth to become whiter and shinier, but their teeth can not be healthier thereby. It is necessary to take the time for regular and proper dental hygiene in additional to gain health and longer preserve of youthful smile. I’m not just talking about two-minutes hygiene, while we are in a hurry to a work in the morning or about brushing teeth with one eye closed by dreaming bed at the same time.
Antioxindans from rejuvenate creams are well- known. These same vitamins can help to diseased gums. The most attention is paid to vitamin E, which is considered as the most important antioxidans protection for cellular membranes, as well as vitamin F , which helps in building the gums and it can be helpful in relieving inflammation.
Centuries before the creation of brushes and toothpaste, people had been taking care about hygiene of teeth and oral health. In order to protect them, they never ate too hot or too cold food but only lukewarm. They cleaned their teeth with green twigs of patients and then rubbed it with wool rags to make their teeth glossy and white. Most commonly they used for this wine or wine vinegar, sea salt, sage, laurel and mint. Today many scientists claim that white and red wine helps with reducing bacteria, that cause tooth decay. So we should get back to primordial knowledges, natural herbal ingredients and basic advices of dentists.
The question which kind of toothbrush we should choose in the sea of what have been poopled on the shelves of stores, the answer is that, the best toothbrush is the one that is regularly being used! Besides, it should be from artificial fibers, which is in contrast to natural, because of its easy maintain and quickly dry and those toothbrush are not susceptible to the bacteria.
In order to be prevented from damaging the gums and that toothbrush can reach all teeth, it should properly lies in hand and the head of toothbrush should be as small as, with rounded shape or even better round. Fiber of brush should not be too hard to avoid damaging the enamel and gums, but medium firm or the soft one in order that with teeth cleaning it could massaged properly gums at same time. In addition, it is essential to regularly change your toothbrush because fibers can gradually weaken. With regular use medium-hard toothbrush should be replaced at the least after two months and soft one after a month.
After we choose the right toothbrush, it is even bigger problem to choose quality toothpaste – natural, conventional, for whitening, anti-caries, with herbal ingredients, for fresh breath… Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), fluor, sugar, aluminum dioxide, triclosan are just some of the ingredients of toothpaste and mouthwash which are been deserving of a rich foam, antibacterial properties or prevention of dental caries. Proponents of natural cosmetics widely avoid the same ingredients. SLS which acts as a detergent, irritate the skin and mucous membranes. Some claim that it may cause a change in the DNA.
However, if you regularly and properly maintain oral hygiene, you should not have problems with oral and dental health. Fluor in small amounts protects teeth from caries. It may be adversely affected by enamel only in excessive doses and than it can have harmful effect on the whole body. The amount of fluoride in toothpastes and in gels for coating teeth is not harmful to the teeth nor dangerous to health. It is not necessary to avoid the pastes that contain fluorine, but it should be noted that fluorine is not a means which whitens teeth.
Although many do not use it, according to many experts in the field of periodontology and oral hygiene, dental floss is absolutely necessary, even more important than the toothbrush for good oral hygiene, because it can clean spaces between teeth that are not available for toothbrush. And precisely these areas, that fail to be cleaned by brush are the focal points for the formation of teeth decay. By removing food residues between teeth, it can prevents the formation of caries and growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Flossing is recommended at least once a day and if you are not getting along well with dental floss than obtain interdental brushes.
Unlike dental floss, mouthwash is not necessary for good oral hygiene but it can be served as an additional aid. It doesn’t mean that mouthwash can replace your toothbrush and dental floss! If you use a mounthwash that contains chlorhexidine, don’t rinse your mouth with it for more than 10 days in a row, because the teeth may become darker.
Wellness for teeth
Although many are afraid of the dentist, and many more visits dental care clinic only when there is no other choice, people should go to control in every six months. Regardless of whether you have a need, or whether you are in pain, twice a year you should go to control. To each is recommended a hygienic prophylactic treatment once a year – so called, dental wellness. It includes detailed cleaning of dental plaque, sandblasting teeth that removes pigments on teeth that are caused by smoking or drinking coffee and coating teeth with protective gel that contain fluor.
Don’t be lazy about performing the necessary and regular daily care and don’t be afraid of the dentist. Apply these rules in daily care for the health of your teeth and there is nothing to worry about. You will not regret. Smile!