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21 October 2017
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For your Dental Hygiene

by Advertiser, in Profiles · 28-09-2017 15:31:00 · 0 Comments

Clinica Pacifico keeps working on the welfare of our patients with the policy of putting the patients’ needs first.

For your Dental Hygiene

Here in Clinica Pacifico, Dr. John McKean and Dr. Joana Cesário find that many oral health problems are often the price to pay for not cleaning the teeth and gums thoroughly, undertaking these hygiene measures correctly is nothing complicated or time-consuming.
Dental brushing and the use of dental floss have the function of removing the bacterial plaque and preventing its growth and consequently prevent the appearance of either caries or gum disease.
Several factors can influence proper oral hygiene:
The type of brush- the brush head should be small with soft and rounded bristles. Teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day (ideally 3 times), for 2 minutes. Dental brushing should be performed methodically, by cleaning into the gum margins on both sides with a circular, “stirring” action and the biting surfaces.
The hygiene of the spaces between the teeth must be done not only to remove food debris but also because it is necessary for disorganisation of bacterial colonies in these areas contributing to the prevention of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and halitosis. To do this, use either dental tape/ floss or interdental brushes of the appropriate size in each case, as advised by your dentist.
The floss / tape technique is for you to wrap a generous portion of floss around the middle fingers and with the help of the index finger and thumb, gently make “sawing” movements, to go beneath the contact point and then move the string up and down against each surface of the teeth involved. At the end you should slightly insert the dental floss into the gum space without causing discomfort to avoid traumatising the gingiva.
Also you should brush the tongue, because the adhered germs on the back of the tongue can contribute either to the spread of bacteria or to halitosis (bad breath).
The tongue should be reddish in colour without the presence of a whitish or even yellowish layer.
Perhaps consider making an appointment, to have a dental exam, to make sure you have all your teeth and mouth in good health and we make sure you leave with a smile!

For more information, Tel: 289543545, email: clinica.pacifico.albufeira@gmail.com or visit: www.clinicapacifico.com

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Edition 1446
21 October 2017
Edition: 1446

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