Oral hygiene maintenance - Methods and agents

Maintaining good oral health is essential to maintaining good overall health. The goal of proper oral hygiene is to remove or prevent formation and buildup of plaque ( the biofilm which forms immediately after you eat anything ), to prevent dental caries and periodontal disease, and to decrease the occurrence of bad breath.

Poor oral hygiene is directly responsible for increased incidence of dental caries, periodontal disease, halitosis, oral pain, and discomfort for denture wearers. In addition, some clinical studies have indicated an association between some oral cancers and poor dental and oral hygiene. So it is clearly seen that your overall oral health not only impacts your mouth but also your health in general.

It is recommended that patients meet their dentist and dental hygienist at least twice a year.

However at home dental care is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. Home oral

care is an important contributor to oral health, and can help lessen the need for extensive

dental intervention in the future. Not only teeth goals of a bright smile and natural white teeth

is met, it also saves your time and money.

How can we maintain adequate oral care at home ?

Clinical studies have shown that those with poor oral hygiene are at increased risk of

developing various oral health problems. There are various ways like toothbrushes,

interdental cleaning, Mouthwash which will maintain your overall healthcare.

1. Toothbrushes

Mechanical cleaning of teeth and implants can be achieved with the use of a manual or

electric toothbrush.Toothbrushes with soft bristles are recommended because they cause less

trauma to the gingiva and abrasion of the dental enamel. The dentist/dental hygienist must

choose the ideal technique for the patient from the wide range of tooth-cleaning methods

available and must practice and regularly check that technique. The tooth-cleaning routine

should be carried out for 2–3 minutes twice a day.The American Dental Association

recommends replacing a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

For the best results to attain bright smile, the bristles of the toothbrush are held at about 45˚ to

the long axis of the tooth, pointing towards the gingiva. The brush is pressed against the

gingiva and moved with a small circular motion so that the bristles go into the crevice and

between the teeth. This is currently the most effective method for the removal of plaque.

2. Toothpaste

The use of toothpaste is imperative for daily tooth-cleaning. Fluoride toothpastes typically

contain the following ingredient. Fluorides (sodium fluoride, amine fluoride, sodium

monofluoride) inhibit the loss of minerals, remineralize the dental enamel and reduce the

formation of acid-forming plaque. Cleaning substances such as silicates, magnesium and

calcium carbonate, aluminium oxides, sodium hydrogen carbonate or sodium

hexametaphosphate ensure the mechanical removal of plaque and discolorations from the

tooth surface

3. Interdental cleaning

Interdental spaces, which account for 40% of the tooth surface, are hard to reach by normal

cleaning with a toothbrush. As a result, bacteria multiply there, leading to caries, gingivitis

and periodontitis. Various aids are suitable for interdental cleaning, although their use should

be adapted to the individual; patients should be taught how to use them and practice using

them.

Dental floss

Dental floss is usually made of nylon thread or folded polytetrafluoroethylene strands.It is

important to avoid applying too much pressure because this can damage the gingiva

Interdental brushes.

Interdental brushes are made up of different lengths of nylon bristles arranged radially around

a wire core. The wider the gaps between the teeth, the larger the diameter of the interdental

brushes should be. If needed, the brushes can be placed in a holder for easier handling. The

advantages of interdental brushes are their ease of use, the wide choice of sizes and

differently shaped ergonomic handles or holders as well as their great effectiveness

4. Mouthwash

Mouthwashes reduce the quantity of bacteria in the mouth, inhibit the growth of bacteria in

plaque and thereby prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. Chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium

chloride, amine fluoride, zinc fluoride, triclosan and essential oils are ingredients with a

clinically proven action.

5. Tongue cleaner

In order to reduce micro-organisms and avoid halitosis, daily cleaning of the surface of the

tongue should also be incorporated into dental and oral hygiene. The cleaning action of

tongue scrapers is superior to that of a toothbrush.

6. Over the counter preventive and therapeutic oral products

A range of products effective in treating a number of oral health diseases and meeting

patients’ desires are available in the marketplace. Due to the existence of a wide variety of

OTC dental products, now the public has access to treatments previously available only

through the dentist.One of the most advanced technology which was related to professionals

is now available easily at your home. Home based Tooth whitening can be done all by

yourself without any dentist help.

There are many teeth whitening systems and products including whitening toothpastes ,

over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist.

Whitening Toothpastes

All toothpastes help remove surface stains, because they contain mild abrasives.Whitening

toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach. In contrast,

prescription strength whitening conducted in your dentist's office can make your teeth three

to eight shades lighter.

Whitening strips

They are very thin, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening

gel. The strips should be applied according to the instructions on the label

Whitening gels

They are clear, peroxide-based gels applied with a small brush directly to the surface of your

teeth.

Whitening Rinses

Like most mouthwashes, they freshen breath and help reduce dental plaque and gum disease .

But these products also include ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide in some, which

whiten teeth. You just swish them around in your mouth for 60 seconds twice a day before

brushing your teeth. As they are in contact with tooth for such a short time, the results are not

appreciative.

Tray-Based Tooth Whiteners

Tray-based tooth whitening systems, purchased either over-the-counter or from a dentist,

involve filling a mouth guard-like tray with a gel whitening solution which contains a

peroxide-bleaching agent.

A new and advanced product has come in the market, Bling my Smile Advance Teeth

Whitening Led Kit to let you EXPERIENCE A WHITER & BRIGHTER SMILE IN

JUST 10 MINUTES

Bling my Smile Advance Teeth Whitening Led Kit

Our safe, fast and easy to use teeth advance formula delivers up to 8 shades whiter teeth.

Takes just 10 minutes, erases coffee stains, deep wine and more. Bling my Smile is safe to

use on all types of teeth can be used anywhere, anytime. The whitening process has been

formulated to deliver maximum results, Our ingredients ensure that there’s no pain or

sensitivity caused throughout the process. Our led light activates our Bright Boost formula to

work even faster.

BENEFITS:

● Teeth whitening

● Up to 8 shades Whiter Guaranteed

● Zero Sensitivity

● Professional kit

● No Dentist visit or prescription required

● Portable

● Does not need batteries

● Money Back Guarantee

INGREDIENTS:

CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE 35% - GLYCEROL 24% - PROPYLENE GLYCOL 19% -

DEIONIZED WATER 14% - CARBOMER 3% - CARBOXYMETHYL 2% -

TRIETHANOLAMINE 1.5% - POLY VINYLPYRROLIDONE 1% - MENTHOL 0.5%

BOX CONTENTS:

(3) Teeth Whitening Pens , (1) led light accelerating , (1) instruction guide, (3) adapters

(iPhone, Android, Huawei, USB).

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:

● Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

● Apply whitening gel (pen) on your teeth.

● Connect the teeth whitening led light to your mobile phone or computer.

● Turn on the led light and keep it in your mouth for 10 minutes.

● Remove the led light and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

● Rinse the mouthpiece under running water and put it back in the case.

With at-risk patients, self-care becomes a key behavior in long- term periodontal health

maintenance. Inadequate control of bacterial plaque by the patient predisposes the patient to

disease recurrence. Therefore, self-care must focus on decreasing the bacterial load daily to

prevent the re-establishment of a pathogenic microflora.This can be accomplished by the

motivated individual using a variety of oral cleaning devices. BLING MY SMILE , provides

the best solution for maintaining a bright perfect smile in a cost effective way. It takes care of

your teeth and smile just like you want it to be!

proper oral hygiene is to remove or prevent formation and buildup of plaque ( the biofilm

which forms immediately after you eat anything ), to prevent dental caries and periodontal

disease, and to decrease the occurrence of bad breath.

Poor oral hygiene is directly responsible for increased incidence of dental caries, periodontal

disease, halitosis, oral pain, and discomfort for denture wearers. In addition, some clinical

studies have indicated an association between some oral cancers and poor dental and oral

hygiene. So it is clearly seen that your overall oral health not only impacts your mouth but

also your health in general.

It is recommended that patients meet their dentist and dental hygienist at least twice a year.

However at home dental care is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. Home oral

care is an important contributor to oral health, and can help lessen the need for extensive

dental intervention in the future. Not only teeth goals of a bright smile and natural white teeth

is met, it also saves your time and money.

How can we maintain adequate oral care at home ?

Clinical studies have shown that those with poor oral hygiene are at increased risk of

developing various oral health problems. There are various ways like toothbrushes,

interdental cleaning, Mouthwash which will maintain your overall healthcare.

1. Toothbrushes

Mechanical cleaning of teeth and implants can be achieved with the use of a manual or

electric toothbrush.Toothbrushes with soft bristles are recommended because they cause less

trauma to the gingiva and abrasion of the dental enamel. The dentist/dental hygienist must

choose the ideal technique for the patient from the wide range of tooth-cleaning methods

available and must practice and regularly check that technique. The tooth-cleaning routine

should be carried out for 2–3 minutes twice a day.The American Dental Association

recommends replacing a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

For the best results to attain bright smile, the bristles of the toothbrush are held at about 45˚ to

the long axis of the tooth, pointing towards the gingiva. The brush is pressed against the

gingiva and moved with a small circular motion so that the bristles go into the crevice and

between the teeth. This is currently the most effective method for the removal of plaque.

2. Toothpaste

The use of toothpaste is imperative for daily tooth-cleaning. Fluoride toothpastes typically

contain the following ingredient. Fluorides (sodium fluoride, amine fluoride, sodium

monofluoride) inhibit the loss of minerals, remineralize the dental enamel and reduce the

formation of acid-forming plaque. Cleaning substances such as silicates, magnesium and

calcium carbonate, aluminium oxides, sodium hydrogen carbonate or sodium

hexametaphosphate ensure the mechanical removal of plaque and discolorations from the

tooth surface

3. Interdental cleaning

Interdental spaces, which account for 40% of the tooth surface, are hard to reach by normal

cleaning with a toothbrush. As a result, bacteria multiply there, leading to caries, gingivitis

and periodontitis. Various aids are suitable for interdental cleaning, although their use should

be adapted to the individual; patients should be taught how to use them and practice using

them.

Dental floss

Dental floss is usually made of nylon thread or folded polytetrafluoroethylene strands.It is

important to avoid applying too much pressure because this can damage the gingiva

Interdental brushes.

Interdental brushes are made up of different lengths of nylon bristles arranged radially around

a wire core. The wider the gaps between the teeth, the larger the diameter of the interdental

brushes should be. If needed, the brushes can be placed in a holder for easier handling. The

advantages of interdental brushes are their ease of use, the wide choice of sizes and

differently shaped ergonomic handles or holders as well as their great effectiveness

4. Mouthwash

Mouthwashes reduce the quantity of bacteria in the mouth, inhibit the growth of bacteria in

plaque and thereby prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. Chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium

chloride, amine fluoride, zinc fluoride, triclosan and essential oils are ingredients with a

clinically proven action.

5. Tongue cleaner

In order to reduce micro-organisms and avoid halitosis, daily cleaning of the surface of the

tongue should also be incorporated into dental and oral hygiene. The cleaning action of

tongue scrapers is superior to that of a toothbrush.

6. Over the counter preventive and therapeutic oral products

A range of products effective in treating a number of oral health diseases and meeting

patients’ desires are available in the marketplace. Due to the existence of a wide variety of

OTC dental products, now the public has access to treatments previously available only

through the dentist.One of the most advanced technology which was related to professionals

is now available easily at your home. Home based Tooth whitening can be done all by

yourself without any dentist help.

There are many teeth whitening systems and products including whitening toothpastes ,

over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist.

Whitening Toothpastes

All toothpastes help remove surface stains, because they contain mild abrasives.Whitening

toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach. In contrast,

prescription strength whitening conducted in your dentist's office can make your teeth three

to eight shades lighter.

Whitening strips

They are very thin, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening

gel. The strips should be applied according to the instructions on the label

Whitening gels

They are clear, peroxide-based gels applied with a small brush directly to the surface of your

teeth.

Whitening Rinses

Like most mouthwashes, they freshen breath and help reduce dental plaque and gum disease .

But these products also include ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide in some, which

whiten teeth. You just swish them around in your mouth for 60 seconds twice a day before

brushing your teeth. As they are in contact with tooth for such a short time, the results are not

appreciative.

Tray-Based Tooth Whiteners

Tray-based tooth whitening systems, purchased either over-the-counter or from a dentist,

involve filling a mouth guard-like tray with a gel whitening solution which contains a

peroxide-bleaching agent.

A new and advanced product has come in the market, Bling my Smile Advance Teeth

Whitening Led Kit to let you EXPERIENCE A WHITER & BRIGHTER SMILE IN

JUST 10 MINUTES

Bling my Smile Advance Teeth Whitening Led Kit

Our safe, fast and easy to use teeth advance formula delivers up to 8 shades whiter teeth.

Takes just 10 minutes, erases coffee stains, deep wine and more. Bling my Smile is safe to

use on all types of teeth can be used anywhere, anytime. The whitening process has been

formulated to deliver maximum results, Our ingredients ensure that there’s no pain or

sensitivity caused throughout the process. Our led light activates our Bright Boost formula to

work even faster.

BENEFITS:

● Teeth whitening

● Up to 8 shades Whiter Guaranteed

● Zero Sensitivity

● Professional kit

● No Dentist visit or prescription required

● Portable

● Does not need batteries

● Money Back Guarantee

INGREDIENTS:

CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE 35% - GLYCEROL 24% - PROPYLENE GLYCOL 19% -

DEIONIZED WATER 14% - CARBOMER 3% - CARBOXYMETHYL 2% -

TRIETHANOLAMINE 1.5% - POLY VINYLPYRROLIDONE 1% - MENTHOL 0.5%

BOX CONTENTS:

(3) Teeth Whitening Pens , (1) led light accelerating , (1) instruction guide, (3) adapters

(iPhone, Android, Huawei, USB).

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:

● Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

● Apply whitening gel (pen) on your teeth.

● Connect the teeth whitening led light to your mobile phone or computer.

● Turn on the led light and keep it in your mouth for 10 minutes.

● Remove the led light and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

● Rinse the mouthpiece under running water and put it back in the case.

With at-risk patients, self-care becomes a key behavior in long- term periodontal health

maintenance. Inadequate control of bacterial plaque by the patient predisposes the patient to

disease recurrence. Therefore, self-care must focus on decreasing the bacterial load daily to

prevent the re-establishment of a pathogenic microflora.This can be accomplished by the

motivated individual using a variety of oral cleaning devices. BLING MY SMILE , provides

the best solution for maintaining a bright perfect smile in a cost effective way. It takes care of

your teeth and smile just like you want it to be!