Maintenance of Oral Hygiene
To maintain proper oral hygiene dentists recommend professional cleaning or scaling
of the teeth at least once in the year. We, dentists inspite of proper & disciplined
dental care get the deposition of tartar on our teeth which even we get it scaled
once a year. Proper technique of brushing twice a day coupled with flossing would
take care of your oral hygiene.
Flossing is done with a thread like material called Dental Floss, which is inserted
in between 2 teeth & pulled from one side to remove the adherent plaque & food particles
lodged in between teeth. This floss is wax coated ,so as to catch food in between
teeth by virtue of the stickiness. At our dental clinic, we recommend that this
procedure be done every night before going to bed. Floss is the over - the - counter
product freely available provided by the companies like Oral-B, Colgate etc.
Super floss: Use of super floss is recommended for cleaning of
food particles stuck between fixed bridges & gums.
When there is a food lodgement between the gaps of the teeth, inter-dental brushes
are recommended. Also, they are recommended in the dental treatment of patients
who are periodontically (gums) compromised to ensure proper cleaning of teeth.
Bad Breath / Foul Odour/ Halitosis
Bad Breath or foul smell from the mouth is also termed as 'HALITOSIS'. It can be
due to variety of reasons :