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How to maintain Your oral health

You can prevent most of the problems with Your teeth with regular hygiene and visits to Your dentist. We give You some advice from our dentists that will help You maintain Your oral health.

You should visit Your dentist every 6 months to one year to discover potential new problems with Your teeth and gums. All procedures are easier and cheaper to deal with at their beginning.

You should brush Your teeth regularly and thoroughly. It is recommended that You brush Your teeth after every large meal, and before going to sleep. For proper hygiene, You should use a toothbrush with synthetic fibers and a toothpaste, and brush with circular movements for 2-3 minutes. You should replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Electric toothbrushes are also useful. In addition to brushing, in Your oral hygiene You should include some other products, like floss, interdental toothbrushes and mouthwash.

It has been scientifically proven that fluorine is very useful for the development of children’s teeth and offers increased protection from caries in children and adults. Our recommendation to pregnant women is to take 1 tablet of Fluonatril (1 mg) a day. Children can also take fluorine tablets while their teeth are being developed, until they are 10 years old. It is useful to treat teeth with fluorine preparations in our clinic, and to use fluorine toothpastes. With normal usage of all these preparations there is no possibility of any harmful effect of fluorine on one’s body.

Sealing fissures is a procedure with which we protect children’s teeth. We do not do any damage to the dental tissue, but only seal those little holes and dents on the occlusal surface of the tooth where food is retained and where caries is formed due to the difficulty of cleaning it. This is not a permanent procedure, but it postpones drilling for a few years. The procedure is completely painless, simple and affordable.

Protect Your teeth by carrying individual sports mouthguards while playing sports. If You grind Your teeth while You sleep, wear nightguards.

Smoking is bad not only for Your teeth, but for Your whole oral cavity. Teeth discoloration and dark plaques are only the visible changes, but the greater damage is done to the oral mucosa, gums and other organs. Gingivitis and periodontitis in smokers are faster and more aggressive, and do not respond to treatment. Smoking after a tooth is pulled often causes inflammation to the wound which can be quite unpleasant and painful (alveolitis).