We all do dental cleaning and brush our teeth twice a day and some of us even more,
but many of us still don’t know how to clean teeth that reaches all areas of the mouth.
We teach our children in kindergarten about the importance of brushing as well as the most common cleaning technique, called horizontal brushing.
The focus is on the front areas,
especially those heading outwards, which are more accessible and visible from the outside,
so it is particularly easy to teach brushing techniques.
The full guide to cleaning your teeth is here:
Why should you clean your teeth?
Before we get into the details about the technique of how to clean teeth prefers to answer a more basic question,
Why should we clean teeth?
The purpose of dental cleaning is to remove the layer of bacteria accumulated on the surface of the teeth and cavity of the mouth,
an area full of bacteria of many types estimated at more than 1,000 different species.
Some bacteria are able to stick to the surfaces of the tooth and mucous membranes of the mouth
and these bacteria first settle on the surface and also form an intermediary to bind more bacteria.
which together form a complex building of bacteria of various species arranged in layers similar to a colony of bacteria called plaques or plaques.
Due to the change of mucous cells that fall and are replaced at a high pace, plaque build-up is not shown on the mucous membranes of the mouth
but on the surfaces of the teeth that do not regenerate the plaque accumulates and grows without disturbance.
Bacteria that settle in the plaque layer are protected by the plaque layer building from enzymes.
Antibodies, immune cells and even show increased resistance against antibiotics,
on the other hand the bacteria that accumulate in plaque show more ferocious properties.
To prevent plaque build-up and the harmful effect of the bacteria that live in it, such as:
tooth decay, gingivitis should clean teeth and remove plaque manually.
How do we clean all the teeth?
Cleaning between teeth is not the only problem during brushing,
as we mentioned earlier, the back teeth, especially in the interior facing the tongue and palate,
suffer from neglect and non-cleaning in most of us because of their very difficult place to reach.
The tongue is also a disabling factor as it occupies and fills a large area of the oral cavity
because of the wide tongue shape at its base, preventing the visibility of the back areas.
Another problem related to the tongue is the problem of vomiting reaction,
this reaction which stimulates the desire to vomit after contact with the foreign body of the back parts of the tongue and palate is so sophisticated in some people, that it is a real difficulty in cleaning teeth.
Hence we will realize the importance of using methods such as mouthwash on a daily basis to overcome the difficulty of accessing these places and thorough oral cleaning.
Dental cleaning, Toothbrushes don’t do the whole job
For most people, dental cleaning includes using only a toothbrush without additional assistance,
practically a wide range of complementary methods designed to improve our level of plaque control.
The use of means such as:
mouthwash, medical dental floss, toothbrushes, inter-dental brush, and a single-fiber toothbrush
can significantly benefit and improve significantly the level of control of our plaque layer,
if you do not use these methods on a daily basis, you are not fully brushing your teeth.
If we liken the tooth to the cube that is geared towards the gums,
the toothbrush rubs only three sides of the tooth or cube, which is the face of the cheek or lips, the face of the tongue, and the upper chewing surface of the tooth.
This leaves two sides heading towards the oral cavity, which the brush cannot reach without any cleaning, these are the surfaces that go towards the adjacent teeth.
Important tips for proper dental cleaning
As you can see, the dental cleaning process that people consider a simple daily job requires skill and accuracy using additional complementary methods,
such as dental floss, toothpicks, inter-dental brush, single-fiber brush, and mouthwash.
Good control of the plaque layer requires training until mastery and practice of cleaning technique
and the use of auxiliary means, and its success depends on the ability to implement them accurately taking care of small details.
Some tips for cleaning your teeth properly are mentioned to you in the following:
- Using a small-headed toothbrush, it is recommended to be less than 30 millimeters.
- Be careful to reach the back of the last tooth.
- Make sure brush fibers reach the gum and tooth contact area where the bacteria layer accumulates.
- Clean the tongue and palate with a particularly small brush single-fiber brush if the regular brush stimulates the urge to vomit when it comes into contact with these areas.
- Toothpick: All we have to do is introduce the triangular toothpicks between adjacent years so that they have surfaces between the teeth.
The toothpick should be suitable for the space thickness between the teeth, recommended using the toothpick made of balza wood (Ochroma), which is usually soft and fits itself to the spaces between the teeth and does not cause wounds in gum tissue.
- Brush between teeth: Working with the same principle as tooth toothpicks, an inter-tooth brush can be found in a variety of sizes and must be adapted to the space between the teeth of each person individually.
The problem is that the spaces between the teeth in our mouth are not uniform so you should use a mattress of different sizes for different areas of the mouth.
- Mouthwash: Of course, don’t forget the last part of the dental cleaning process,
which is the use of sterile mouthwash, where it can reach all parts of the mouth, thereby eliminating germs and keeping healthy gums protected from infections as well as maintaining a refreshed breath.
Dental cleaning: single-fiber brush
To overcome the problem of cleaning narrow areas of the teeth you should use a small head brush,
which also allows easy access to denser areas,
and the single-fiber brush is a specially designed method and particularly suitable for the task.
The single-fiber brush, as the name suggests, contains only one set of fibers with a feather-like shape,
and because of its small size it allows easy and easy access to entire mouth areas.
Another advantage of single-fiber brush appears in dense and un uniform teeth, where single-fiber brushes clean places that a regular brush does not succeed in reaching because of its location.
How do you clean the whole tooth?
- Brushing is not the only problem when brushing teeth.
- As mentioned earlier, back teeth, especially in the interior facing the tongue and palate
- Most of us suffer from neglect and lack of cleaning, because of their very difficult place to reach.
- The tongue is also a disabling factor as it occupies and fills a large area of the oral cavity.
- Because of the wide tongue shape at its base, it prevents seeing the rear areas.
- Another problem with the tongue is the problem of vomiting reaction.
This reaction, which stimulates the desire to vomit after contact with a foreign body to the back parts of the tongue and palate, is so sophisticated in some people that it is a real difficulty in cleaning teeth.
A single-fiber brush to overcome the problem of brushing these areas, you should use a small head brush, which also allows easy access to denser areas.
experts designed method we call The single-fiber brush for this purpose and is particularly suitable for the task.
Do you moisturize your toothbrush with water?
Most moisturize their toothbrush before washing teeth because this reduces the friction of dry brush on the gums and teeth.
But some dentists recommend avoiding moisturizing the toothbrush with water before putting put putty on it.
Because when the brush is dry, it increases the possibility of getting rid of plaque by 67%.
It’s up to you.
After washing the teeth, leave the brush for air to dry and do not allow the multiplication of bacteria that love moisture.
Full guide to proper dental cleaning
Some tips for brushing teeth properly
- Using a small-head toothbrush, less than -30 mm.
- Make sure you get to the back of the last tooth. You won’t believe what treasures you’ll find there.
- Make sure that the brush fiber reaches the area of contact of the gums and tooth, where the bacteria layer accumulates.
- If a regular brush stimulates the urge to vomit when it comes into contact with the tongue and palate, you should clean these areas with a particularly small brush, single fiber brush.
Make sure you use everyday aids to clean surfaces between teeth, such as dental floss, toothpicks and an inter-dental brush.
we recommend to reach out to your dental hygienist with your cleaning methods
and ask her to guide you on how to use them properly.
This is one of the functions of a dental hygienist, perhaps the most important.