Recent advertising claims certain mouthwash is just as good as flossing. This is what the ADA says: While some study results indicate the use of a mouth rinse can be as effective as flossing for reducing plaque between the teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day and cleaning between the teeth with floss or interdental cleaners once each day to remove plaque from all tooth surfaces. Plaque is responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. Regarding the studies, the authors concluded that in patients with mild to moderate gingivitis (early gum disease), rinsing twice a day with the antiseptic mouth rinse was as effective as flossing for reducing plaque and gingivitis between the teeth. The studies did not examine whether the mouth rinse had the same effect as floss on reducing tooth decay or periodontitis (advanced gum disease).
Answer: No, not at all. I relied on antibacterial mouthwash for a year with very little flossing and major decay developed.
Most importantly, floss your teeth twice daily. Brush with a good toothbrush and use a good mouthwash. Have your teeth cleaned annually by a dental hygienist.Note: I am over 60, I have to a great extent flossed on a regular basis and brushed. I still have my original teeth, no full or partial dentures, no bridges and no root canals. Few cavities. Wow! You can do it too. Make it a habit.Brush at least twice a day. use a good mouthwash. Floss regularly. Consult your dentist if you have any problems.
Recent advertising claims that using some mouthwashes is as good as flossing for your teeth. Here's what the ADA says: While some study results indicate the use of a mouth rinse can be as effective as flossing for reducing plaque between the teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day and cleaning between the teeth with floss or interdental cleaners once each day to remove plaque from all tooth surfaces. Plaque is responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. Regarding the studies, the authors concluded that in patients with mild to moderate gingivitis (early gum disease), rinsing twice a day with the antiseptic mouth rinse was as effective as flossing for reducing plaque and gingivitis between the teeth. The studies did not examine whether the mouth rinse had the same effect as floss on reducing tooth decay or periodontitis (advanced gum disease). If you don't floss, you should use mouthwash since it has some of the same benefits. If you do floss, the added benefits (for your teeth) are probably negligible.
No. It means that your gums are unhealthy; you need to clean them more often, and to use mouthwash and floss if you don't already. --- When your gums bleed or are inflamed (look a little puffy or red) that is a sign of periodontal disease, such as gingivitis. To combat this, be sure to brush your teeth regularly, and use floss and mouthwash to assist in getting rid of the plaque that causes it. Another suggestion is to use water irrigation, which can go under the gumline better than a toothbrush or floss to get rid of food particles that were missed.
Brush your teeth very good in a circular motion, and most of all, floss. Floss your tongue too. Don't forget there are hidden teeth all the way in the back near your jaw. Those little guys need attention also....if not the most. Use mouthwash when you're done. It makes the process more easier for you and the Dental Hygienist when you do those things.
It would not be advised to rinse your mouth after using mouthwash. It depends largely, however, on the actual mouthwash. With mouthwash that only blitzes bacteria, it wouldn't make much difference if you wash it out or not, though for all intents and purposes, you shouldn't because you should want to retain the breath-freshening properties it holds. If the mouthwash is also one that re-mineralises the enamel, rinsing certainly would not be advisable because you should want to retain the chemicals on your teeth so that they can restore your teeth to good health. If, however, you experience your mouth drying up or your breath smelling (bad), you should consider rinsing, or stopping using altogether. Always brush you teeth no matter what as this is a very effective way, especially if used in conjunction with mouthwash, to clean your teeth. However, unless you are experiencing problems with the mouthwash, don't rinse.
I do not believe mouthwash can physically do harm to you teeth if used properly. Overuse of certain types of mouthwash can be irritating to your gums and certain dyes used may stain your teeth with overuse. If used too frequently, anti-bacterial mouthwashes could also destroy the good bacteria in your mouth that are responsible for keeping it healthy. But as far as physical, direct tooth damage, no.
The toothbrush is good at cleaning most of the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Where it's not so good at is IN BETWEEN the teeth.This is where the floss comes in. Basically, it's a very thin piece of string which can fit nicely in between the teeth to help clear out food debris and bacteria trapped in between. It's important to keep the area between your teeth clean to help prevent tooth decay and gum diseaseHope that helps.Jamz159
Brushing and flossing are the best way to avoid the dentist.But regular visits to your dentist is the best way to have healthy teeth. A good cleaning every 6 months to a year is highly recommended. Healthy gums equals healthy teeth. The first sign of bleeding is a good indication of poor oral hygiene. Do not stop brushing because of bleeding . On the contrary use a soft toothbrush and brush more often. Floss after meal if not able to brush after every meal. Use a good non alcohol mouthwash.
You should brush your teeth for at least 1 minute. If you want to clean them really good brush for 2 minutes. Also, floss between teeth. Use mouthwash if your dentist recommends it. The object is to clean all tooth surfaces, and massage food particles from under the gums. This normally takes less than two minutes if done properly. Individuals with dental work such as crowns, bridges, or braces may take longer.
From personal experience, I'd say that no plastic pick can replace dental floss. Most of the picks can be too wide for some gaps between teeth. If you have problems with bleeding or tender gums, the picks can cause more bleeding and swelling if your aim isn't good.Plastic, or even wooden, toothpicks are a handy substitute to get rid of accumulations of food between the teeth, but they don't replace the need to floss.AnswerNothing can replace floss. Period! Nothing can get in to the gingiva like a 100% flexible piece of string! ------Plastic and wooden toothpics are of no good use cause they only remove the wood particles from your teeth but they don't remove the gathered plaque. A good addition to your oral hygiene is a water pik which removes the plaque when it's still soft. But for removing tough plaque you must use dental floss. Here's a video that explains and shows the proper user of dental floss -http://www.checkdent.com/en/videos/dental-floss-240.html
Yes food does get stuck in your braces so you have to brush morning and night. Also, it is important to floss and to make sure that there is nothing jammed inside of your teeth before you go to bed or go to school/ work/ stay at home or just basically start your daily plan. Throughout the day I think it is good to look in the mirror like if you go to the bathroom and you can just check to make sure you have no spinach or whetever in your teeth! Hope this helped and remember! Floss! Floss! floss!
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