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Dental hygiene

Step by step

 

 

First: brush the teeth with vertical movements, beginning at the gums. We must brush the outer and inner surfaces of each and every tooth.

Second: brush with a whirling motion the surfaces of the teeth and molars used for chewing. Make sure that the brush penetrates all the spaces in this zone, to eliminate all possible food remains and prevent bacteria from starting caries formation.

Third: clean the gum margins and also the space between neighboring teeth. Do not forget to clean the interdental spaces which the brush is unable to reach. This can be done by using dental floss between the teeth, or by applying interproximal brushing.

Fourth: the tongue should also be brushed. The toothbrush and toothpaste are essential elements for good oral hygiene.

 



Mercè Camps Miró. Dermopharmacy Vocal of the Barcelona Professional Association of Pharmacists.