Why is necessary to clean dentures?In order to maintain a healthy mouth is necessary, to take care of dental prosthetic replacements, because they accumulate dental plaque even more than natural teeth. Every evening and after meals dentures are needed to be thoroughly cleaned. Teeth that anchor partial dentures can also develop dental caries and periodontal disease if they are not cleaned properly. Cleaning of dentures removes stains, dental plaque and prevents bad odor. Accumulated bacteria can lead to irritation and inflammation of mucosa under the denture. With good dental hygiene we can prolong life of the dental materials and teeth. Wearing of clean dentures also improves general well-being. Read more
Is oral irrigator obligatory?Like a mouthwash, also oral irrigator represents an addition to basic oral hygiene, which consists of toothbrush, dental floss and interdental brushes. Oral irrigator does not replace brushing and flossing, because it can rinse away only bigger food residues and also dental plaque is not removed sufficiently. Dental plaque is securely attached on teeth in a form of biofilm, which can be completely removed only mechanically, that is by brushing. As an additional aid it is welcome, as it means additional effort to maintaining the cleanliness of teeth. Read more
When should we use single tufted toothbrush?
- crowded teeth,
- last tooth in dental arch which is not reachable with an ordinary toothbrush,
- rotated teeth,
- tooth surfaces near large gaps,
- partially erupted teeth,
- exposed tooth roots
- around dental implants,
- around the gums, etc.
Is mouthwash enough?
Is toothpaste a must?
Toothpaste is actually just an addition to a toothbrush. Teeth can be clean even, if we use just a toothbrush and water. On toothpaste packages we can read about anticariogenic and whitening actions, tartar control, fresh breath, etc. But is it true?
Basic toothpaste function is, that it helps to clean your teeth with a help of a small abrasive particles, which remove dental plaque from the surfaces of teeth. The fluoride helps to strengthen the tooth enamel and menthol can help to fight against bad breath. Those are basically all the benefits that toothpaste has. Therefore, toothpaste is not a must, but we are so accustomed to it, we basically can not imagine oral hygiene without it anymore.Read more