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How to brush your teeth

Brush your teeth twice or thrice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush for three minutes.

You can divide your mouth into four quadrants: upper right quadrant, upper left quadrant​, lower right quadrant​, and lower left quadrant​.

Each quadrant​ must be brushed for 45 seconds. It is advisable to have a watch or hourglass on hand.

The positioning of the brush depends on the area you are going to brush:

Start with the inner and outer surfaces: Position the toothbrush 45 degrees at the level of the gum.

Dental hygiene for seniors

Although tooth loss increases with age, the main cause is not age-related. Periodontal diseases and root caries are the main culprits. Fortunately, with improved oral hygiene and regular visits, seniors now have the opportunity to keep their natural teeth healthy throughout their lives.

As with any age, it is appropriate for seniors to consume enough dairy products and each of the food groups.

It is important to maintain good daily oral hygiene by brushing with a soft bristle brush and a fluoride toothpaste. When motor skills are reduced, the toothbrush can be adapted to ensure better grip and the use of an electric toothbrush can sometimes help.


Hygiene advice and tips for children

Children’s medicines contain a lot of sugar, so it is suggested to rinse the mouth and clean the teeth after consumption.

Change the toothbrush every three months or as soon as the hair is turned up or bent by wear.

Rinse the toothbrush after each use and let it air dry.

Since bacteria can lodge at the bottom of the toothbrush between the bristles, it is recommended to change it after a high fever or contagious diseases.

The supervision of brushing your child’s teeth is desired until age 8, the age at which he will have better dexterity.

Changing your mouth and teeth with age

Over time, there is loss of brightness and cracks in the enamel. Teeth also tend to turn yellow and wear away as a result of attrition, erosion or abrasion. With wear, the dentine of the tooth is more and more exposed and can cause hypersensitivity.

With age, the gum loses its elasticity and becomes thinner. These changes make it more susceptible to bacterial infections and loosening (recession) thus helping to bare the roots of your teeth. This exposure of the roots can lead to dentin hypersensitivity.

The bone, for its part, may show signs of resorption thus giving less support and support to the tooth.


Tooth extraction: Procedure and guidelines

The removal of teeth is most commonly carried out under local anaesthesia. It can also be carried out under general anaesthesia, or a combination of sedation and local anaesthesia.

Causes of teeth extraction

Dentists will always try a conservative approach first when trying to repair a tooth that is damaged. However, if the damage is too severe that even a crown or a filling can’t help, they may decide to remove the tooth completely for the following reason.

  • Reduced cost compared to other treatments
  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Supernumerary teeth
  • Severe gum disease



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