Plaque, a real “microbes’ nest”, increases the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis. Brushing the teeth daily helps remove plaque and prevent its complications.
Effective dental hygiene
Effective dental hygiene involves brushing your teeth for 3 minutes after each meal or at least 2 times a day, without neglecting the evening brushing is very important.
Brushing is done from the bottom up, that is to say the gum to the tooth (pink to white), especially without forgetting to brush the inside of the teeth, that is to say, language side.
It is better to choose a soft toothbrush with a small head enough to allow it to go anywhere.
There is of course regularly replace with a new brush.
Your dentist may advise you to use an electric toothbrush. You can also use, in addition to the brush, a scraper tongue, or interdental brushes or dental floss, which allow to clean the space between the teeth. Dental floss should be passed around the edges of the teeth and not against the gums, so as not to hurt them.
If you do not present a problem especially oral, type of gingivitis, your usual toothpaste suit your dental hygiene.
Quitting is essential for prevention of tooth and gum complications.
To help you stop smoking, the health insurance reimburses you 50 euros (per year per person) on nicotine replacement therapy prescribed by your doctor.
The balance of diabetes
Keeping your blood sugar in the blood within the limits set with your doctor helps reduce the risk of problems with teeth and gums. Your doctor tells you what to do every day through a balanced diet and regular physical activity, tailored to your preferences and your possibilities.