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Teeth cleaning and clean teeth

When we talk about teeth cleaning, we need to differentiate it from teeth whitening. Cleaning of teeth is a part of oral hygiene while teeth’s whitening is basically cosmetic dental care. Teeth tend to discolor with age. There is also a problem of teeth staining due to smoking, excessive consumption of coffee and other foods that tend to leave color deposits on teeth. Some medicines too lead to teeth stains. You can apply vinegar or baking soda to effectively clean your teeth provided you know the right way to do it. A cotton swab dipped in diluted vinegar and rubbed over teeth is a simple home remedy for removing stains. On the other hand, if you use baking soda remember that it is an abrasive action and better used as a very wet paste. You may also use teeth whitening products. Most teeth whitening products contain varying concentrations of peroxide, the same ingredient that a dentist uses to whiten your teeth although in a stronger concentration. A dentist may also whiten your teeth with a laser device. Teeth whitening products, however, cost a fraction of what a dentist normally charges. Regardless of whether you use a home remedy or teeth whitening products or get it done by a dentist all whitening treatments are temporary. Teeth tend to naturally yellow with age and you can at the best clean your teeth and avoid foods that cause teeth staining. Also, teeth whitening products containing abrasives can actually harm your teeth by eroding tooth enamel.

You may find that you need to whiten your teeth periodically but when it comes to teeth cleaning, it is a regular activity that should be performed daily. In fact, it is a habit that should be instilled in children at an early age. You need to brush your teeth twice daily, on waking up and before going to bed.

You also need to clean teeth the right way. You can check out the proper technique with your dentist or on the Internet. Use a soft brush and do not brush your teeth too hard as the hard white surface on the crown of a tooth needs to be protected from erosion.

You also need to do some deep teeth cleaning. Deep cleaning of teeth is actually another name for proper cleaning of teeth. For that you need a toothbrush that lets you brush even the hard to reach areas in the oral cavity. Short head and angular toothbrushes are best suited for deep cleaning.

Dental disease is one of the most common human ailments. Toothache is also one of the most agonizing pains that you may experience if you are negligent in dental care. Gingivitis, the initial sign of gum disease, is easily treatable. Left untreated it can develop into a more serious condition. You can prevent that with proper teeth cleaning.


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