Posts Tagged ‘Toothbrush’
These microorganisms: bacteria, viruses or fungi need certain environmental conditions to grow and cause disease.
Many of the factors that promote their development have to do with our habits and lifestyle, among them are the lack of care and oral hygiene and feeding.
The oral hygiene habits should start from the baby to his first tooth emerges, to make it a healthy habit that will enable the child as part of their routine of feeding, brushing your teeth after each meal and before bedtime what at first is the responsibility of parents.
But not only has to develop the habit of brushing, but the way this should be done to be effective.
The essential element for the health of the teeth is the toothbrush, which should be appropriate for every need, they are now various types of brush. To brush well, you should be in good condition, which is indispensable to change at least every 6 months or when you notice that the bristles are no longer strong and couples.
A good brushing requires several brushings. The teeth should be brushed from the top down or bottom-up depending on the jaw that is, this is important because it allows the massage and “emptying” of the gum, if a food has embedded in it. The horizontal cut is not recommended because in addition to not properly clean, and wears the gum hurts. Read the rest of this entry »
How I can watch my toothbrush?
To keep your toothbrush and your health, make sure it dries between uses. Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which may increase over time. After using the brush, shake it vigorously under running water and stand upright for ventilation.
To prevent viruses and bacteria (colds or flu) is passed between brushes, try to keep your brush is in contact with others. A toothbrush holder with slots for several brushes vertically, is an investment that is worth having on the health of your family.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
Most dentists agree that the toothbrush should be changed every 3 months. Studies have shown that after 3 months of regular use, a toothbrush is less effective at removing plaque from teeth and gums, compared with a new toothbrush. The bristles break down and loose their effectiveness in getting to hard to reach areas around the teeth. Read the rest of this entry »
The first toothbrushes dating from 1,600 BC Since then, the technology of this type of product has come a long way. The techniques used to remove plaque supragingival are very old. The earliest records date from around 1600 BC (Carranza and Shklar 2003).
In 1996, VITIS born. The first toothbrush VITIS, rounded head, with cap and anatomic handle, as was done in Dent. VITIS brushes are adapted to the oral cavity optimizing the technique of brushing, allowing maximum removal of bacterial plaque (dental biofilm).
Features and parts of the brush VITIS
VITIS brushes adapt the design, shape, size and hardness of the different parts of the tool to become more personal hygiene and effective for every type of mouth.
For the minute we spend on our dental cleaning to be fully effective, apart from proper brushing technique we have a toothbrush and toothpaste suitable to our needs. Today, the market specializing in oral health offers a typology of toothpastes to suit our needs and help prevent future disease.
For a day care
With Aloe Vera and Fluoride: One of the latest developments in the daily care of the oral cavity is the addition of Aloe Vera plant as is the case VITIS toothpaste (mint flavored apple-mint flavor). This natural element reduce plaque (dental biofilm) on teeth and gums, allowing a thorough cleaning of the teeth and protect sensitive gums. Among the properties that has also known for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, healing of small wounds and regenerating tissue. Fluoride acts on the tooth as anticaries and reduces the production of acids that can damage the enamel considerably.
There are different brushing technique as a cleaning method when using the manual toothbrush, which differ in the preparation of the toothbrush and in its direction of motion. Over the preference of this or that method, there are different views and indications, but there are no universally valid as a technique to enforce:
- Circular (circular), cleaning, modified according to Bass
- The Charters Method in gum disease
- Vertical (from red to white “) or plaster, modified according to Stillman
What are canker sores?
Canker sores are ulcers about 1 to 2 mm in diameter that develop on the buccal mucosa (mouth, tongue, lips, gums). They appear singly or in groups dispersed.
Each ulcer forms a small crater surrounded by a yellowish-red halo.
Canker sores are not dangerous to health but can be very painful. They are not contagious or infectious
What are the causes?
The origin of canker sores is unknown but there are triggers:
* stress and physical fatigue.
* allergy or food sensitivity. The foods most often implicated are spices, acidic foods, citrus, pineapple, dried fruits and special nuts, tomatoes, alcohol, chewing gum, meat, dairy and gluten. Read the rest of this entry »
A good tooth brushing cans primarily good oral hygiene.
So the ideal is at least three times a day and 3 minutes each time. But he must know that to maintain its capital dental also prevents inflammation of the gum, which may promote heart disease (myocardial infarction and stroke).
It is the Congress of the Society for General Microbiology in Dublin in 2008 which puts us forward this information.
Professor Howard Jenkinson, University of Bristol, stressed at the meeting of the Society microbial generally that poor maintenance oral could lead to heart problems. The latter said: “bad teeth, bleeding gum and poor dental hygiene can cause heart disease. Poor people with poor dental hygiene and those who have not brushed both regularly, causing bleeding gum, will send in the circular system of blood up to 700 different bacteria that are in the mouth, greatly increasing the risk of having a heart attack.” Read the rest of this entry »
Hygiene in these cases has to be special and rigorous to stop this disease that can lead to loss of our teeth.
Hygiene in these cases has to take care especially since its cause is infection caused by bacterial plaque.
In the case of periodontal disease there, the brush should be placed so that their filaments form an angle of about 45 degrees to the tooth surface supported between the gum and tooth, in which space (sulcus) be made lightly. Read the rest of this entry »
Dental hygiene will enable us to prevent gum disease and largely prevent tooth decay. But dental hygiene should be performed in the manner and with the right tools. Furthermore, it must devote the proper time to be effective.
How can we remove the plaque?
The daily plaque removal must be done following a series of steps:
* Cleaning the tongue. In the language accumulate large numbers of bacteria so that their cleaning is necessary to maintain oral health. To clean we can rub it gently forward using your toothbrush or use a tongue cleaner.
* Cleaning of the spaces between teeth. The cleaning of the spaces between the teeth (interdentally space) is different depending on the situation. If there is little space between the teeth (it’s the ideal situation) is used dental floss. If between the teeth enough space (for loss or tooth movement), use a special brush called interproximal brush. Read the rest of this entry »
Brushing teeth twice a day with antibacterial toothpaste and a toothbrush with a built-in tongue cleaner helps eliminate chronic bad breath.
This was indicated by a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Dallas, Texas. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, usually occurs by the breakdown of bacteria in the mouth, producing substances with a strong sulfur smell.
It is estimated that 25% of adults suffer the embarrassment that causes bad breath and the percentage would reach 50% among older adults. In a study that lasted 28 days and was conducted on 14 adults with halitosis, a team led by Peter Moses, a student at the School of Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, found that brushing twice daily with a paste containing triclosan and clean the surface of the tongue would solve the problem.
Triclosan is an antibacterial drug is used to treat acne, hand soaps, detergents and deodorants. “Most toothpastes do not contain triclosan,” said Dr. Joseph J. Zambon, who participated in the study. Triclosan is found in the pulp Colgate Total, which makes Colgate-Palmolive Co., which funded the study.
At the beginning and end of the study, the researchers measured levels of air in the mouth with the odor-causing bacteria and analyzed samples of tongue scraping for 20 species of bacteria that cause bad breath. According to the authors, brushing teeth twice a day with toothpaste containing triclosan and scraping the tongue with a cleaner reduced levels of bacteria that cause bad breath of about 400 parts per billion at baseline to about 100 parts to 28 days.
All participants solved the halitosis after using the paste containing triclosan and a tongue cleaner, Moses said in a statement from the university. “The fear of halitosis, known Halitophobia, sometimes is so great that up to 25% of people who say they do not have bad breath,” said the expert, adding: “The Halitophobia is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder and even caused suicides, so that effective therapies are needed for this problem.”