Why do you need good dental hygiene?

Why do you need good dental hygiene?

Adopt a impeccable oral hygiene is important for your health. Indeed, diseases often start between the teeth. A little prevention associated with a few simple gestures of daily life will keep your oral activity in perfect health!

What is oral hygiene?

Theoral hygiene also called thedental hygiene is a set of actions to remove dental plaque on the surface of your teeth and keep your mouth healthy and healthy!

Thedental hygiene is based on everyday gestures such as brushing teeth and tongue after each meal of the day, passing dental floss or an inter-dental brush and making mouthwash. In addition, theoral hygiene also understands the different practices carried out at the dental surgeon such as scaling.

What is the point of having good dental hygiene?

A good dental hygiene allows you to have a beautiful smile, good breath but above all to be in good health! Indeed, it helps get rid of food debris and avoid periodontal disease, bad breath and cavities.

How to have good dental hygiene?

– Brushing your teeth

To have a good oral hygiene, you must first wash your teeth after each meal. For effective brushing, brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes. It is ideal to brush your teeth with a toothbrush with soft bristles, this helps to avoid damaging your gum and the enamel of your teeth. In addition, it is important to change your toothbrush when the bristles are damaged because it is no longer effective (approximately every 3 months).


Warning !

  • Never clean your teeth parallel to your gum but from the bottom up.
  • Avoid relentlessness
  • Do not brush your teeth more than 3 times a day. For people who clean their teeth very regularly, opt for an electric toothbrush.
  • Don’t brush your teeth after consuming acidic foods and drinks like coca-cola or white wine.

– Good brushing technique

You must adopt a good brushing technique. For this you need to place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the edge of the gum. Then brush your teeth circularly on the spot to effectively clean between your teeth and the edge of your gum. Then gently reassembled from the gums to the height of the crown of the tooth. First clean the back teeth and the exterior surfaces of your teeth. Then the interior surfaces and finally the chewing surfaces.

– Complete brushing with accessories

Complete the brushing of your teeth with accessories. The dental floss or the inter-dental brush eliminates dental plaques on surfaces that cannot be reached with the toothbrush. This is ideal for people with dentures or loose teeth. The water jet devices eliminate food debris as well as massage the gum. If you are interested in this accessory, see our article: how to choose your dental jet ?


Oral jet Panasonic EW-DJ40

-Minimum annual check-up at the dentist

It is essential to go to the dentist for a check-up at least once a year. This visit makes it possible to check if you have any cavities and to carry out a descaling to remove dental plaque. If you allow dental plaque to develop, it could cause your teeth to loosen over time.


– A good diet for oral hygiene

Choose a healthy and varied diet! This will help prevent cavities, gum inflammation and dental erosion. To have beautiful teeth, sugar should be consumed in moderation, just like sodas, alcohol or even citrus juices.

Here are some products that are beneficial for your oral health:

  • Green and dried vegetables
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • The pepper
  • The celery
  • Nuts
  • Nuts
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • The water

– Consider the electric toothbrush

The electric toothbrush is ideal for maintaining your dental hygiene! In addition to providing comfort while brushing your teeth, this brush is more effective than the manual toothbrush. Indeed, it eliminates the benefits of dental plaque and reduces the risk of bleeding. In addition, the toothbrush is often equipped with a timer, which allows you to better respect the tooth brushing time. At Girodmedical, we offer a wide range of electric toothbrushes who can meet your needs.

Oral B electric toothbrush

Oral B Professional Care 1000 toothbrush D20513-1

How to choose your toothbrush?

Toothbrush 1

Thedental hygieneis also having a toothbrush that suits us. Today there are a wide variety of toothbrushes on the market. Toothbrushes of different sizes, shapes or styles, but how do you choose the right toothbrush for you? Girodmedical gives you some tips below.

  • Professionals recommend choosing a toothbrush with a rounded head and soft bristles. The small rounded head will allow you to reach areas that are more difficult to access. Soft bristles can damage your teeth and gum.
  • In addition, it is advisable to choose a toothbrush with oblique bristles. Straight hairs are less effective than oblique hairs.
  • Girodmedical suggests that you choose a toothbrush with a light and comfortable handle
  • Recommend a toothbrush to your size. For children, you should choose a toothbrush of appropriate size and shape since they have a smaller mouth than adults.
  • Feel free to change the color and theme of your children’s toothbrushes.
  • Avoid choosing inexpensive toothbrushes, they are likely to be of lower quality. In addition, the toothbrush will wear out faster.

Find out which brush is right for you

  • Do you suffer from dental hypersensitivity? Experts recommend a toothbrush with very fine and soft bristles or an electric toothbrush with a sensitive brush head. These brushes are to be used during the period when you suffer from hypersensitivity, they are insufficient for effective daily brushing.
  • Do you wear braces? Your dental surgeon will advise you to have a toothbrush with fine bristles or a specific toothbrush or a toothbrush with a sensitive brush head. These brushes will allow you to pass between the rings of your dental appliance and therefore eliminate dental plaque as much as possible.
  • Have you just had dental surgery? It is recommended to use a soft and soft bristle toothbrush. Your dentist will prescribe a toothbrush with very fine bristles of about 7 hundredths of a millimeter. Then before going back to your normal toothbrush, use a toothbrush with bristles of 15 hundredths of a millimeter. These brushes will allow you to avoid hurting yourself and will preserve your teeth and gum.
  • You are pregnant ? During your pregnancy, it is advisable to opt for a toothbrush with flexible and soft bristles, about 15 hundredths of a millimeter to preserve your gums. In fact, there are risks of gum inflammation due to hormonal changes.

Which toothbrush model to choose for your child?

child toothbrush

Baby teeth have a fairly fragile structure, they can be easily damaged, which is why it is important to choose a toothbrush suitable for children. Depending on your child’s age, there are different models of toothbrushes:

  • From the age of 12 months, dentists recommend a manual toothbrush with ultra-soft bristles to prevent your child from hurting himself. They have a small head and are adapted to your child’s mouth. You can even use it without toothpaste to get your child used to brushing his teeth.
  • From 7-8 years old, you can opt for a manual or electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have a “playful” side and are very appreciated by children.

Warning ! Electric toothbrushes are not recommended for children under 5-6 years old. Indeed, the weight and the shape of the handle are not suitable for a young child.

We have just quoted the essential points on theoral hygiene. Girodmedical hopes this article will have you more. Do not hesitate to consult our range of electric toothbrushes, our dental jets and our dental hygiene accessories on our Girodmedical site.


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