How to brush your teeth: interesting facts

July 3, 2011

 brush your teeth
 It is hard to imagine a civilized man who brushes his teeth in the morning and evening. Skills of hygiene teach kids from an early age. However, they know how to properly brush your teeth, not all that many people think that is enough to work with a toothbrush twice a day, forgetting about regular preventive measures.

 How to brush your teeth: interesting facts

Historic portrait hygiene

Oral hygiene at all times of the historical development of mankind is not the last role. In the ancient tombs of pharaohs were found toothpicks and Yorshik for such a procedure. The first written mention of brushing teeth, archaeologists have discovered ancient Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily (90-30 BC.): "... The Celts brush their teeth with urine, considering that it serves to strengthen their health." Roman patricians entrusted intimate affair for cleaning their teeth special servants.

In the East, tooth brushing was introduced as a mandatory hygiene Prophet Muhammad fourteen centuries ago. Europe late in this issue for twelve centuries. Persian philosopher Ghazali (1058-1111) in the XI century, describes in detail the scheme of cleaning: "Starting with the right hand, and then - to the left, in the same manner clean the front teeth, then proceed from the tongue and palate." During this theologian toothbrushes were made of camel thorn.

Production toothbrush was first launched in 1780 in England. The first patent was received in 1850, and mass production began only in 1885 in the United States. The handle of the brush have been a bone of the Siberian wild boar, and the head - from a natural bristle. In 1938, the world learned first brush with synthetic bristles made of nylon. Since then, as there was a toothbrush, many scientists have suggested their own method of brushing. However, there are standard methods and rules for the most common sanitary procedures.

 How to brush your teeth: interesting facts

Terms of toothbrushing

Before you begin brushing your teeth, brush certainly need to wash with soap or parboiled. A toothbrush with a small piece of the paste or gel (0, 5-1 cm) to be located at an angle of 45 degrees to the jaw and not closed at the start cleaning the teeth. First clean the upper jaw from the buccal surface - the one and the other hand in a circular motion, carefully scrubbing each tooth.

Exactly, translational motions brush their teeth on the inside, trying not to put much pressure on the brush. Out of his mouth clean out the chewing surfaces of teeth. These same steps is then repeated for the lower jaw. When cleaning the front teeth brush a strictly perpendicular. Finish cleaning light massage gums and tongue: moving the brush in a circular motion on the upper and lower gums, trying not to damage them. With tongue clean off plaque outside of the toothbrush Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing  Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing
 Directing movement from the rear of the tip.

Total time dentifrice typically takes less than five minutes for any of the bathroom must be hourglass. At the end of the procedure the brush is washed again and put in a glass bristles up. Excess toothpaste can be a destroyer of health, because a lot of toothpaste on the brush place is not recommended, as well as ingest it. After brushing the oral cavity should be thoroughly rinsed.

 How to brush your teeth: interesting facts

We can not forget

In addition to daily tooth brushing is necessary after each meal rinse your mouth with mouthwash or boiled water, to use dental floss (floss) to carefully remove food from between the teeth. Dental napkins - hygiene oral for babies who can not yet use their own toothbrush. With the help of an adult tissue scrapes with teeth, gums and tongue plaque and food debris, helping to rid the mouth of the baby seats of bacteria to grow.

Routine inspection and ultrasonic cleaning teeth at the dentist twice a year - the culture of health of modern man. Do not forget that the whole set of procedures for hygienic oral care products aimed at the prevention of tooth decay More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late  More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late
 , Gingivitis Gingivitis - if inflamed gums  Gingivitis - if inflamed gums
 , Periodontitis Periodontal disease: deep problem  Periodontal disease: deep problem
   and halitosis. No wonder that every year on 20 September, China celebrate the love of his teeth.

 How to brush your teeth: interesting facts

It is interesting

Japanese scientists have noticed this fact: the more often a person brushes his teeth, the lower the weight. The experiment was conducted among fourteen thousand patients. Slender people after every meal, as usual, brush your teeth, whereas patients with overweight forget to carry out the procedure, even once a day. At the same time, Japanese doctors do not recommend to consider brushing your teeth as a way to burn fat. Trigger men in all spheres of their lives rationally and intelligently.

Science has shown that the presence of strong teeth affects the quality of memory. To teeth were healthy and are needed daily hygienic care. Then not only will the snow-white smile and Hollywood, but also all the organs begin to work like clockwork.

Jeanne Pyatirikova

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Teeth whitening folk remedies: Do No Harm

March 15, 2013

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 whitening folk remedies
 Many fear to whiten your teeth in the dental clinic, it is known that such procedures damage tooth enamel. However, not everyone knows that at home spoil the teeth is much easier than in a doctor's office: teeth whitening folk remedies can have very unpleasant consequences if you do not comply with reasonable care.

 Teeth whitening folk remedies: Do No Harm

Cheap, but ...

Most often, teeth whitening Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?  Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?
   folk remedies resort for two reasons: for fear of dentists (though dentistry has long been painless, like a phobia - not uncommon), or from a desire to save money. Unfortunately, these savings are not always justified: indiscriminate use of home remedies can cause serious damage to teeth enamel and restoration in the future will be costly. Therefore, if the money for a professional whitening in the dental office there must be at least consult a doctor regarding the advisability of the use of certain folk remedies. It might be better to have a little yellowish, but the healthy teeth than hopelessly spoiled white.

Do without a visit to the dentist will not work, even if the preference is given to home recipes whitening Before bleaching is necessary to conduct a professional dental cleaning. Daily dental hygiene, of course, necessary, but often a simple toothbrush can not get into hard to reach places and remove plaque from the tooth enamel. Over time, plaque hardens soft, mineralized teeth appear discolored. If begin tooth whitening without thorough tooth cleaning, the active ingredients will not interact with the tooth enamel, and with a touch on it - the color of the teeth themselves in this case practically does not change.

 Teeth whitening folk remedies: Do No Harm

Who better to give up the whitening

It is not recommended to whiten teeth neither the dentist nor the house suffering from thyroid disease and diabetes; pregnant women and nursing mothers; young people under the age of eighteen. When tooth enamel is too thin and too sensitive teeth whitening will only worsen the situation.

When bleaching at home is recommended to start with the most delicate and gentle means. If those do not help, after consulting your doctor, you can move on to more active drugs.

 Teeth whitening folk remedies: Do No Harm

To start

One of the oldest ways to whiten your teeth - they cleaned the inside of the lemon peel. This method is safe, but treat your teeth regularly - at least once a day to achieve the desired result. After the treatment, the teeth need to be sure to rinse your mouth with water. Teeth can lighten several shades, in addition, lemon freshens breath. Some are used for teeth whitening and pure lemon juice. But keep in mind that the sour juice can damage the enamel and irritate gums. After the treatment, the teeth with lemon juice and be sure to rinse your mouth.

Whitening effect has and the usual strawberries. It is advisable to use fresh ripe berries. They need to chew thoroughly, and get to keep the pulp in the mouth for two minutes, as far as possible evenly distributed over the surface of the teeth. Then thoroughly clean the teeth and rinse your mouth. The result will be noticeable immediately, but after a week of daily procedures tooth enamel becomes lighter.

Finally, it is possible to whiten teeth by means of apples, but the use of these fruits is not very efficient. After wiping the teeth with apple juice also need to thoroughly rinse your mouth.

 Teeth whitening folk remedies: Do No Harm


The easiest way is probably to whiten your teeth with special pastes. However, the choice of such funds is so great that orient the proposals without the help of a specialist will not be easy. Do not buy the cheapest whitening toothpaste - they may be of poor quality, and at best will not change the color of your teeth, and at worst - will damage the enamel. But even the most expensive tools should be used with caution. The composition of these pastes may contain abrasives or strong oxidizing agents, so you should not use such pastes for longer than one month.

In the old white teeth attached using wood ash. Today has come to replace the activated carbon ash Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
 . One tablet must be crushed and mixed with water, and then clean the teeth with the mixture. Even easier to pour the powder activated carbon in the toothpaste before brushing. This method is very effective to whiten your teeth, but it should be used no more than once a week, otherwise you can severely damage the enamel.

In a short time you can whiten your teeth with the help of ordinary baking soda. Soda can be applied to a piece of gauze and wipe the teeth in a circular motion, you can simply add to your toothbrush during brushing. The procedure is painless. But the consequences of tooth cleaning by a soda can be sad: thinning and damaged enamel, tooth sensitivity Tooth Sensitivity - sudden pain  Tooth Sensitivity - sudden pain
 Traumatized gums. Therefore, the procedure should be carried out very carefully, and not more than once a week.

One of the most popular folk methods of teeth whitening Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?  Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?
   - The use of hydrogen peroxide. This substance is included in the most professional means for bleaching teeth, which are, however, much more expensive than a conventional vial peroxide from a pharmacy. The tool is very effective: the teeth from procedure to procedure becoming whiter and whiter. But at the same time increasing their sensitivity and enamel under the influence of aggressive substances damaged. Therefore abuse hydrogen peroxide to lighten teeth in any case can not be - it can be dangerous to the enamel. You can wipe the teeth with a cotton pad soaked with hydrogen peroxide, but you can rinse your mouth with water and this drug (a quarter cup of water drops twenty-three percent hydrogen peroxide). Swallow peroxide impossible.