To maintain good oral hygiene , there are four simple rules to follow and more or less known: brush your teeth at least twice a day, regularly consult a dentist, give preference to a balanced diet and if necessary ask for a prescription personalized to fluorine. But when is it from the use of dental floss?
Its use is recommended after evening brushing to ensure removal of plaque in areas that the toothbrush cannot reach. The less plaque is present, the lower the risk of periodontal disease. This pathology of infectious origin linked to the stagnation of bacteria in dental plaque affects and destroys the supporting tissues of the teeth (gums and bones).
What complement to the toothbrush use?
Like the right way to brush your teeth, you should also teach users how to use this tool: do not move it in a saw movement, but move it up and down between the teeth. This is important because improper use can damage the gums and teeth and can even dislodge bad bacteria that will invade the bloodstream and cause dangerous infections.
In this regard, the Association Denature Françoise states that “brushing can be supplemented by the use of dental floss, which eliminates the plaque and interdental food residues “, but it also evokes the possibility of use brushes. The UFSBD recommends for its daily use of silk thread “as soon as two teeth touch”.
For patients who have difficulty using it, she recommends using ” a mouthwash “. But regardless of the country, the unanimous recommendation remains brushing teeth at least twice a day for two minutes.