Wednesday 21 October 2020

The Impact of Oral Hygiene over Dental Health - short inteview with Dr. Tane Kasapov

 Dental hygiene is a concept including several measures and actions taken by each induvial to prevent diseases of hard and soft oral tissues. The essence of oral hygiene is about eliminating dental plaque and suppressing microorganisms. 
What is dental plaque?
 Dental plaque is a build up layer of bacteria that sticks to surface of the teeth. It is clinically defined as a resilient structure that adheres to the  intraoral hard tissues.
How to achieve an impeccable oral hygiene?
 Good oral hygiene is achieved with dental plaque removal through mechanical or chemical plaque control. Mechanical dental plaque removal is done by using a toothbrush, a toothpaste and interdental hygiene products such as tooth floss, interdental brush and Waterpik.What is your advice on practicing good oral hygiene?
 In my opinion, best results in oral hygiene can be achieved only through combining mechanical and chemical plaque control. I recommend regular teeth brushing twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed, applying the correct technique (the Bass method). When brushing daily, it is recommended to be done at least 30 minutes after food intake in order to avoid the negative abrasive effect the food has while brushing. Use dental floss or interdental brush and mouthwash solutions as instructed by your dentist. 
Chemical plaque control is established through the usage of organic and inorganic agents that inhibit the accumulation, growth and survival of microbiota involved in plaque formation. The list includes antiadhesive, antimicrobial and anti-pathogens agents commonly known as mouthwashes, breath sprays, irrigants as well as chewing gums (no sugar added). 

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