Oral hygiene is maintained by toothpaste and toothbrush but is this enough?
Why the most popular tools for the health of our teeth do not cover everything we need for brilliant oral hygiene.
Toothbrushes undoubtedly remain the simplest, yet most important way of protecting teeth. And today there is nothing more effective for maintaining oral hygiene. Therefore, the recommendations of dentists usually are: teeth should be washed at least two times a day. But this “tool” is still not fully sufficient to keep the teeth and mouth in best health.
According to dentists, if you want to protect your teeth and gums from bacteria that cause tooth decay and other infections, you should use other means – such solutions as a mouthwash, floss your teeth, brush for cleaning the tongue, gum massage brush, mouth spray, etc. Only the application of integrated care will ensure you achieve the best results.
Some of these funds are not popular enough and often people do not consider them necessary.
If you suffer from bleeding gums, gingivitis and stomatitis it is useful to use funds to rinse to stop bleeding.
Periodontitis and general prevention of periodontal disease is appropriate for each agent that has antibacterial properties and increases the resistance of the organism.
But there is another side of the coin…
Everyday millions of people put their health at risk without realizing it because they brush their teeth is too close to other major sources of contamination. The reason for this ignorance is that pathogenic bacteria that are very large channels around the bathroom and toilet, managed to spread quite easily at a distance of 1 to 1.5 meters, say experts from the University of Manchester, UK.
In the area of lesion often appears as a toothbrush, and for its next use harmful microorganisms fall in the mouth, where quickly and easily enter the body.
According to the observations of British scientists said on BBC 3 of 4 toothbrushes stored in the open, and every second at a distance of less than 1 m from the toilet or bath channel. The analyzes carried out show that on such a brush can be found more than 100 million bacteria, including particularly dangerous as staphylococcus, streptococcus, E. coli and various fungi.
To reduce the risk dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at a distance of over 2 m from possible sources of infection, or prior to use to treat it with some disinfectant.