To ensure a beautiful healthy smile for life - it’s important for both adults and children to clean their teeth at least twice a day. Dentists recommend a gentle but thorough brushing action using a soft toothbrush with a small head and fluoride toothpaste. In addition to home care it is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned by your Dentist. Most Dentists recommend patients have their teeth professionally cleaned twice a year in combination with their biannual check-up.
WHY AND WHEN ARE Teeth Cleaning REQUIRED?
print full article print this chapter email this article Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage can even be seen. Third, special ingredients in toothpaste help to clean and polish the teeth and remove stains over time. Fourth, toothpastes help freshen breath and leave your mouth with a clean feeling .