dental care

How To Take Care of Your Dental Hygiene

Contact with others starts with a conversation or a laugh. The first impression determines a large part of the impression that you make as a whole. Good teeth give you confidence. The possibilities to make your teeth more beautiful are nowadays considerably expanded. This is due to the different (new) treatments. Teeth whitening, veneers, braces, crowns and bridges give you the opportunity to see together with the dentist which solution is best for you.

In addition to treatments at a dentist, there are also a number of points that you can take into account yourself to keep your teeth nice and healthy. We have listed some tips for your dental hygiene. Outlined here below are the 5 tips for good dental hygiene;

Brush Twice a Day

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Often, brushing is too fast, too little or not good. The golden rule is brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes. In those two minutes, you have sufficient time to clean all teeth thoroughly. The fluoride in toothpaste also only does its work after two minutes. Do not forget to brush the tongue When you have brushed your teeth, it is wise also gently to clean the tongue with the toothbrush.

Just as on your teeth, bacteria remain on your tongue. The bacteria that remain on your tongue when you do not clean it cause bad breath. You can also use a tongue cleaner instead of a toothbrush. You should train yourself how to use the tongue cleaner.

Use an Electric Brush

Research has shown that an electric toothbrush is more effective than a manual toothbrush. Proper brushing with an electric toothbrush ensures that more plaque disappears and that gum inflammation is less likely. In addition to the type of toothbrush, the method of brushing is very important for good oral hygiene. Use toothpaste with fluoride Fluoride in toothpaste makes your teeth and molars less vulnerable to acid attacks by bacteria. When you have finished brushing your teeth, we advise you not to rinse your teeth too much with water. This way you do not completely remove the fluoride, which means it can continue to do its job.

A brief rinse or a sip of water after brushing your teeth is enough. Make use of floss, stokers, and brushes Despite good brushing of your teeth, bacteria can still remain between your teeth. This is because it is difficult for a toothbrush to reach the small spaces between your teeth. This often results in cavities and gum problems between the teeth and the molars. Use dental floss once a day if the gap between your teeth is very narrow. Use a toothpick for larger spaces. If the stoker is too large, it is better to use brushes.

Visit a Dental Hygienist Regularly

Poor oral hygiene involves risks. That is why people who regularly visit the dental hygienist have less of damage to he teeth. Our dental hygienist can help with the following problems:


Bleeding or withdrawn gums Scale or tartar on your teeth Holes (caries) or bad breath It is important that these problems are treated to prevent worse. Because who doesn’t want healthy and glowing teeth?