Tips for Preventing
Prevent and protect
Inflammation of the gums has a cause – dental plaque. Properly controlling the cause by removing and inhibiting plaque,– and not just addressing the inflammation symptoms – will give you the best protection.
Thorough cleaning is important
Brushing your teeth twice a day daily cleaning of all interdental spaces and rinsing will prevent dental plaque build-up and reduce the overall bacterial load in the mouth.
Antibacterial toothpastes and mouthwash solutions can supplement manual cleaning. Regular visits to the dentist and professional dental hygiene are also important.
How should you use dental floss?
At least once a day, ideally before going to bed. Through the use of dental floss, you are able to access the hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth that a toothbrush can't get to.
Dental floss should have a length of nearly 50cm.
Clean your upper jaw
Wind the dental floss around your middle finger and stretch it over your thumb so you have 2 cm for cleaning.
Clean your lower jaw
Wind the dental floss around your middle finger and stretch it over your index finger, then clean your lower jaw.
The correct brushing technique
At least twice a day, in the morning and the evening. Select a toothbrush in accordance to the morphology of your gums. Ask dentist’s advice.
Cleaning of the outer surfaces
Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth. Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline. Gently brush the surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.
Cleaning of the inner surfaces
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth. Gently brush the surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.
Finally: Cleaning of the chewing surfaces
Gently brush the surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes And don't forget to clean your tongue.
Regular visits to the dentist and prophylaxis
Dentists and dental hygienists can identify first signs of gum problems. The causes, such as plaque and calculus, are also detected and removed at regular dental check-ups or as part of professional dental hygiene.
To complete professional dental hygiene the tooth surfaces are polished with special pastes and polishing cups. This prevents plaque from adhering so quickly.