The importance of good oral hygiene – a habit that lasts for life

Mechanical cleaning of teeth with regular toothbrush and toothpaste should be developed in children as soon as they break out dairy teeth. If dairy teeth are not taken care of regularly, they might become bad or fall out before they should.  As a result, children can have deformed jaw and permanent wrong grow of teeth.

In addition to the deformed jaw, children might poorly chew their food because of the teeth pain and as a result have disturbances in digestion. The premature falling out of the teeth might affect the children to pronounce certain letters in a wrong way.

These difficulties can be long-term i.e. when they grow permanent teeth.

The teeth should be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a day. Toothbrush should not be too long, but its length must be such that brushing cleans an area between the two teeth. Children’s toothbrush must be less than the adult toothbrush, because too big brush can’t clean all the places where the impurities settle.

Impurities are mostly preserved in the area between the teeth and on the border between the teeth and gums. The best manner to clean the teeth is to brush in a circular motion on the outer and inner surface of the teeth. First brush your teeth with the upper side of the lips (out), from left to right, then to repeat. Finally, brush the chewing surface of the tooth. Repeat the process on the lower teeth. Let the brushing process take about three minutes of your time. After that, rinse the mouth with water.

As for the choice of toothpaste, it should be noted that the children are recommended toothpastes that containing suitable antiseptics and selected fluorine compounds. Oral health care is particularly important during pregnancy. There are also no bases to believe that a woman during pregnancy should not treat or remove the teeth, as this will supposedly hurt the child.

During the pregnancy, due to the effects of glands with internal secretion, changes occur to the oral mucosa. Therefore, the swollen gums, bleeding from clones and sensitive, and thus the teeth are more sensitive.  In order to prevent this, it is necessary to pay special attention to maintaining oral hygiene and control teeth at dentist.

Similar changes appear during puberty, but the effects of glands with internal secretion can lead to changes in the gums, the same effect as in case of pregnancy. The consequences are again tooth decay and changes in the gums and unpleasant halitosis. Also, psychological changes that occur in this period of life may be the reason that the person becomes negligent in personal hygiene, neglected for acquired hygiene habits, including oral hygiene.

With children who are used to brush teeth regularly they seem to have somewhat less problems, because they are fully adapted to habits of oral hygiene. However, they should be encouraged and point to the importance of hygiene and dental care for the sake of their health.