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Teeth Cleaning Tips

6 Ways To Prevent Teeth Stains!

Dr. Manoj Tiwari 90% (12 ratings)
BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
6 Ways To Prevent Teeth Stains!

Teeth stains are a major inconvenience as a well as harmful for your teeth. Teeth stains can occur due to consuming certain foods and drinks. It can also be caused due to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as not brushing teeth or flossing.

Here a few tips on how to prevent teeth stains:

1. Practicing healthy habits

It is a good idea to brush, or use a mouthwash after a having a meal. Keep in mind that the foods and drinks mentioned below can stain your teeth more than others. Coffee or tea, soda, red and white wine, grape or cranberry juice, blueberries, beets, soya sauce and tomato sauce cause teeth stains so while consuming them keep in mind to always brush floss or wash your mouth after consuming these.

2. Drinking with a straw

Drinking with a straw keeps away the stains from your mouth as the liquid doesn't go near the visible front surfaces of the teeth.

3. Brush, floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash

By brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash on a regular basis you reduce the growth of the bacteria called plaque. Plaque is sticky by nature and promotes the formation of teeth stains. By eradicating plaque you also prevent teeth stains.

4. Get your teeth professionally cleaned

Make sure to visit a dentist at least twice a year. Even while maintaining your teeth by regular brushing, flossing and mouthwash, getting your teeth professionally cleaned is beneficial and can help you guard against teeth stains.

5. Using teeth whitening kits

At-home teeth whitening kits are available in local drugstores which help in preventing teeth stains. They usually cause slight discomfort which goes away in a few days' time.

6. Professional tooth whitening

You can also get your teeth whitened by your dentist. In this procedure, the dentist applies a bleaching agent to your teeth after applying a rubber shield on your gums. This procedure usually takes a single or in some instances multiple visits to perform.

How To Prevent Plaque Deposition On Teeth?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
How To Prevent Plaque Deposition On Teeth?

How to prevent plaque deposition on teeth?
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth. This sticky coating contains millions of bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay, gum disease and making an acid that is corrosive to your teeth earlier. If they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing, then professional cleaning of teeth is required.

Healthy smile depends on good oral hygiene. So brushing properly, flossing, dentist visit and using mouthwash are basic to maintaining good oral hygiene.
The best way to remove plaque from teeth is as follows.

  • Use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Use tartar control toothpaste.
  • Brush with baking soda mixture.
  • Use aloe vera gel and glycerine scrub.
  • Use orange peel.
  • Add fruits and vegetables in your meal.
  • Chew sesame seeds.
  • Chew guava leaves then split out. This process continues twice a day.
  • Avoid sugary food like chocolate, sweet etc
  • Visit dentist routinely for a checkup like cleaning process.
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Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

Frequently asked questions. As suggested by many clinicians does lemon and baking soda whiten teeth?

Baking soda and lemon juice are not a healthy way to whiten your teeth. Although the result may seem that your teeth are whiter you have actually eroded and abraded your teeth. Lemon juice is very acidic and will erode your teeth. Baking soda is very abrasive and will abrade your teeth. Together they can have a very destructive effect. Once enamel is lost, it is lost forever.

A healthier and more effective way to bleach your teeth is to do the in-office bleaching systems or the at home bleaching systems with bleaching trays. There is no way to know how much improvement you will get but you will see an improvement. Some over-the-counter whitening products can be effective if used as instructed.

A good way to keep your teeth white is to get your routine cleanings, minimize foods that can stain your teeth (coffee, tea, wine, soda etc.) and don't smoke. Also, you can use whitening toothpaste and keep the slurry that forms from brushing in your mouth for about 5 minutes. If done consistently for a few weeks you will notice an improvement.
 

OralHealth Tips!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
OralHealth Tips!

99% of the plaque can be removed by the use of waterjets along with daily brushing.

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Kids Dental Health!

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune

The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly. 

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How To Brush?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGD Yoga
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How To Brush?

Brush your teeth from (up to down) and (down to up). Never sideways as this may injure the gums.

Improving Kids Oral Health!

BDS
Dentist, Sirsa
Improving Kids Oral Health!

Always brush together with your kids so that they copy you and do brush nicely.

Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

You may think that you need a routine health check-up every 6 months but some patients may require a more frequent check-up depending on person to person.

What happens during a dental check-up?

  • check your teeth gums and entire oral cavity 
  • dentist may ask about your other health problems and the entire history is taken 
  • x-ray of the teeth may be taken if required 
  • the dentist will guide you to take proper oral health care habits 
  • And quit smoking and tobacco 
  • cleaning of teeth is done and proper brushing technique is explained.
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Advantages Of Using An Electric Toothbrush!

Dr. Pogaku Rajkumar 91% (95 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Advantages Of Using An Electric Toothbrush!

Powered toothbrushes /electric toothbrushes
An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that makes rapid automatic bristle motions, either back-and-forth oscillation or rotation-oscillation in order to clean teeth.
1) ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE.
2) ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES APPLY THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF PRESSURE.
3) ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES ARE EASIER FOR CHILDREN AND SENIORS.
4) ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
5) ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES CAN ALSO BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.


As dentists, we favor electric toothbrushes simply because they make it easier for our patients to keep their teeth as clean as possible. It’s important to note that they are not necessarily better than manual brushes because ultimately their success depends on how they are used. Regardless of whether you choose a power brush or a manual brush, always make sure that you are brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Following this routine, in addition to flossing and the regular use of mouthwash, will help you maintain great oral hygiene in between your regular dental checkups.

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Dental Health Tip!

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Cuttack
Dental Health Tip!

For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.

 

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