Basic Principles of Oral Hygiene
Make sure to exercise good oral hygiene! This is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Proper care only entails a few easy steps:
Brush your teeth 2 x a day (morning and evening)
Clean your teeth twice a day with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and can reverse the first symptoms of caries.
Brush the inner and outer walls as well as the chewing surfaces for a minimum of two minutes, applying light pressure.
After brushing the teeth rinse your mouth with water for 30 seconds. Make sure the water gets between your teeth. Spit out the water and rinse again, to get the most out of the preventative effect of the fluoride.
Did you know that a toothbrush alone can only remove about 45% of the sediments and debris? It does not clean the spaces between teeth!
Floss your teeth 1 x a day (evenings)
To prevent the build-up of plaque in those interdental spaces, which are most prone to caries, clean these areas daily with dental floss. Start at a young age! If you are more susceptible to caries (i.e. wearing braces increases the risk of cavities) you should use toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Clean the spaces between teeth 2 x a day with Silonit and massage the gums (morning and evening)
Silonit is an effective additional form of oral hygiene, since it completely cleans teeth from all sides— and, therefore, the spaces between teeth. This leads to an optimal removal of germs and sediments, and helps prevent cavities.
In addition to your dental hygiene at home, be sure to regularly visit your dentist or dental hygienist!