Preventive Dentistry for Adults
Teeth should be brushed for 2 minutes at least 2 times a day in order to protect from gum diseases and tooth decay.
The brush should never be wet before brushing teeth. Brushes with soft and medium hardness should be preferred. The amount of paste used should not exceed the size of hazelnuts.
The brush is placed at the level of the tooth-gum with an angle of 45 degrees to enter the gap. The brush should then be advanced one brush length and all tooth surfaces should be brushed in the same way on the cheek and tongue side.
Chewing surfaces should be brushed with back and forth movements. Oral cleaning consists of brushing and interdental cleaning stages. Brushing alone will never provide a thorough cleaning. After brushing, dental floss or an interface brush should be used to clean the interfaces of the teeth. These products are suitable for use once a day.
Mouthwashes can also be used to support oral care. The use of mouthwashes will never replace tooth brushing and/or interdental cleaning. It has only a supporting effect.