ORAL HYGIENE IS CORRECT ONLY IF IT IS COMPLETE
To play a preventive role, oral hygiene must be accurate and complete.You should remove food debris and bacterial plaque not only on the surface of teeth, but also in the spaces between the teeth and the gumline.
To protect teeth and gums of plaque and bacteria, it is important to brush your teeth and use dental floss daily, as well as make other personalized care including regular visits to your dentist. This approach in 3 steps facilitates much better oral hygiene through education and by implementing good habits.
Step 1 – Brushing
Brushing alone is not enough because it eliminates only 50% of the plaque. The toothbrush is a fundamental instrument for good oral hygiene; plus it is more efficient and it will effectively eliminate plaque. Almost everyone brushes his teeth every day but despite this, 3 out of 4 adults suffer from gum disease during their lives. WHY ? Brushing alone is not enough to ensure complete oral hygiene. You certainly know that in reality, it represents only the first stage of a complete oral hygiene.
Step 2 – Use dental floss
The use of dental floss helps keep gums and reduces plaque below the gum line. Brushing and the use of a dental floss can eliminate up to 70% of the plaque. The combined use of a toothbrush and dental floss is a considerable improvement. To remove food residues and bacteria that accumulates in impossible places to reach for the toothbrush, it proves absolutely essential to use dental floss: it is the only way to reach the spaces between teeth and under the gum line.