Taking care of plague
Step one in dental health for teens
Mothers and dentists both agree that the most important part of taking care of your teeth happens at home. Knowing how to brush correctly and floss the right way are the first step in this care. Regular dental check-ups are the second step. These things will help prevent cavities and tooth decay
If your teen is like most other teens (and adults for that matter) they are not going to want to face a dentist’s drill any time in the near future. Teach them these tips about brushing and dental care from kids health.
Brush that plaque
Plaque is the sticky, kind of crumbly stuff that you can feel on your teeth and if you wanted to, could pick with your fingernails. To keep cavities away you have to remove this plaque. The best way to do this is obviously by brushing. Flossing is also an important daily habit. You should attempt to do these things two times a day. This will keep your teeth healthy and help to prevent gum disease.
What is toothpaste? Toothpaste contains detergent, a foaming agent, and abrasives to remove dirt and grime. To prevent cavities it is important that your toothpaste have fluoride. This is definitely a must check for ingredient when buying toothpaste.
According to kidshealth.org, About 1 person in 10 has a tendency to accumulate tartar quickly. Tartar is plaque in a hardened form that is more damaging and difficult to remove. Using anti-tartar toothpastes and mouthwashes, as well as spending extra time brushing the teeth near the salivary glands (the inside of the lower front teeth and the outside of the upper back teeth) may slow the development of new tartar.
If your teeth are sensitive to toothpaste, or hot or cold water, and fluids, then do not give up brushing Instead ask your dentist about special toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Also, sensitive teeth could be the result of other problems.
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