Instructions for your oral hygiene!

Here are some suggestions on how to look or get an appointment for dental floss.

Here are some suggestions on how to look or get an appointment for dental floss.

  1. It would be good to brush your teeth 2 times a day and ideally after every meal. If this seems practical to you, for example at work you could use a small folding travel toothbrush and a small package of toothpaste to get from your local pharmacy. It would be good to never miss the evening brushing.
  2. Place the toothbrush along the gums forming a 45 degree angle with your teeth. Move the toothbrush gently in a circular motion back and forth, repeating for all the teeth. Pay attention to the placement of the toothbrush along the gums because our goal is to a large extent the removal of the dental plaque (this white coating that remains on our teeth after every meal) from the gingival cavity, which is located where the gums meet the teeth.
  3. Brush the inner surfaces of the teeth in the same way as well as their chewing surface since we are talking about the back teeth.
  4. Do not forget to brush your tongue with gentle movements.
  5. Always choose a soft toothbrush to avoid injury to the gums and mucous membranes of the mouth.

Instructions for proper flossing

  1. You get about 45 cm of dental floss.
  2. Wrap the tips around your middle fingers, putting more thread on one side than the other.
  3. With your index fingers and thumbs, guide the floss between your teeth.
  4. Floss the side of the tooth you want to clean.
  5. Floss up and down between your teeth to remove plaque. Use a clean floss for each tooth.
  6. You can simplify the whole process by buying special floss bases from your local pharmacy.

Iliopoulos Nikitas
Dental surgeon