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How to wash your teeth properly

Dental cleaning is essential for good oral and general health. Brushing your teeth should be done at least twice a day, although the ideal is to do three. As a complement, dental floss should be used once every day. As good as we think we have our mouths, it’s recommended to go to the dentist for a more thorough dental cleaning, at least once a year. Many times our teeth can be invisible first, and also the dentist can diagnose possible pathologies that, if detected in time, can be treated correctly.

Despite the fact that dental cleaning is a very widespread habit, there is data that shows the incorrect way of brushing teeth that many people have, both children and adults.

How to perform dental cleaning

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The first factor to have in mind when cleaning your teeth is that the brush is clean and in a good condition. If these premises are met, manual and electric brushes are equally valid.

As a general rule, brushes should be changed every 3 months, or sooner if we see that their condition has deteriorated.

Regarding the frequency and duration of brushing, it is advisable to do it 3 times a day for about 2 minutes each.

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How should brushing technique be?

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The brushing technique is the aspect that usually creates more doubts in dental cleaning. It is essential that the toothpaste used has fluoride (practically all have this element today).

It should be used in a moderate way, since in excess, it can generate an excess of foam that does not favor cleaning.

To acquire good habits, it is advisable to clean your mouth thoroughly and always in the same order. You can start with the upper teeth, first on the outer sides and then on the inner ones, making gentle circular movements so that the bristles cover the gums and teeth.

It is important not to exert excessive pressure so as not to cause damage to the mouth and to finish with the cleaning of the teeth, we move on to the grinding faces, which is carried out with horizontal sweeping movements.

The tongue is also an area to take into account when cleaning the mouth, as it is an area where food remains can accumulate. It must also be done gently and on the front and back.

Brushing accessories: dental floss and mouthwash

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In addition to toothpaste and a brush, it is advisable to complement oral hygiene with the use of mouthwashes and dental floss (complement, never substitute).

Dental floss should be used at least once a day to clean any debris that may have remained between the teeth, while the mouthwash is used to eliminate bacteria and drag the last remains of dirt that may remain. Before using this product, it is recommended that you consult with your dentist which type and how often is best for you.

A correct dental cleaning depends largely on the habits we have in our daily life. Your health and your image will be favored by following a few guidelines at home, without forgetting to go to the dentist at least once a year or when you notice some kind of problem.

 

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Dear Patients – We are still open

Dental services in England set to continue in second lockdown

NHS England has now confirmed that access to dental care will remain throughout the national lockdown, and that public health measures announced by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31st October will permit travel for access to dental care - Dental services are continuing to operate.

We are still open for our patients and will remain open over the lockdown period. Rest assured we are continuing to follow the government’s advice on operating safely, following strict COVID guidelines. Please take care and stay safe.

Blue Pearl Dental Care

Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the COVID-19 virus I felt it was important to reassure you that we are continuing to keep our practice clean and safe for both you and our team.

You will appreciate that as a dental practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention to the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus.

In light of the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and increased restrictions, advice and suggestion mentioned by the Government, The General Dental Council, British Dental Association and the Local Dental Committee (LDC) we are taking these pro-active steps to play our part in reducing the risk of increasing the spread of COVID-19:</p>

Please note that you cannot come with companions only in case of extreme need

Patients will be evaluated and triangle before their visit over the phone and once classified as, an appointment will be booked.

Before your appointment please refer to the latest on coronavirus at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

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At the moment TOILETS are temporarily out of service in order to Prevent the spread of COVID-19

We are sorry for the disruption this will cause, but the safety of our patients and our staff is our highest priority. We are in this together.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. We look forward to things returning to normal in a timely manner so that we can get back to providing the level of service that you expect from us.

In the meantime, please keep yourself, your families and everyone else safe. We will keep you updated as much as we can and please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss this or any other matter.

We thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time.

Kind regards,

Jesus Orozco

Practice Principal

Blue Pearl Dental Care

 
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