We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for 2-3 minutes. To avoid accidentally skipping tooth surfaces, it is best always to clean them in a specific First, all occlusal surfaces, then the outer surfaces and finally the inner surfaces. Less is more – please do not push too hard, as this will cause the gums to contract and hypersensitivity to occur.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste – you should pay attention
When brushing manually, make sure that the brush head is not too large, the handle is stable and does not spring. The bristle field should be straight and the bristles soft to medium. With an electrically rotating toothbrush or sonic toothbrush, the whole thing is more comfortable. But with all types of toothbrushes, you can achieve good results. Please change your toothbrush every 4 – 6 weeks at best.
A good toothpaste contains fluoride. In children up to the age of 6, however, a maximum of 500 ppm fluoride, then 1000-1500 ppm is there. In general, I advise you of so-called “whitening toothpastes” from, as they roughen the enamel. For exposed tooth necks or sensitive teeth, a Sensitive Toothpaste is the best choice. In addition, a highly concentrated fluoride gel can be applied once a week.
Removable braces and prostheses are preferably cleaned with a toothbrush / denture brush and sensitive toothpaste or occasionally in an ultrasound bath, where you can also clean glasses or jewelry. To avoid attacking the plastic of the clamp or denture, do not use cleaning tablets.
To hard-to-reach places, such. To achieve wisdom teeth, there is a small, narrow, so-called “solo toothbrush”.
Dental floss or interdental brush?
Not only the teeth, but also the interdental spaces should be cleaned daily with teeth close together with dental floss. At first, use a waxed floss as it is very lubricious. In the long run, however, you should use an un-waxed dental floss, as it cleans more effectively. To really remove all bacteria, go with the floss very carefully about 1mm below the gum line.
Prevent bad breath – this is how it works
To prevent bad breath and increase the sense of taste, you can use a tongue cleaner twice a week. Please only use an oral irrigator if tooth cleaning is not possible in the usual way or only to a limited extent. Otherwise there is a risk that the water jet will bring the bacteria even deeper below the gum line. You can visit ritterandramsey.com for this task.
If necessary, you can use a mouthwash, please make sure that it is alcohol-free, as it can permanently dry out the mucous membranes.If you have consumed acidic foods, please wait about an hour to brush your teeth as the acids will chafe the enamel. To neutralize most of the acids, you can chew a dental chewing gum.