The toothbrush and toothpaste are two basic instruments for our hygiene should accompany us in our day to day. These are essential for maintaining good dental health and to prevent the occurrence of caries and other diseases that can harm our teeth and gums.
However, in addition to use them correctly and to ignore the recommendations of specialists, it is necessary to visit the dentist at least once a year to conduct reviews that dismiss or rectify a possible tooth problem. The query that is associated with an unpleasant act makes many Spanish neglect their mouth. Therefore, the experts agree on the importance of avoiding the fear of the dentist.
Even from a young confident that our parents are very concerned because we brush your teeth after every meal, when the truth does not always have time to follow the advice of dentists. In fact, the Spanish Dental Foundation says many Spanish “still do not brush their teeth as often as recommended, three times a day, which contributes to the periodontal disease every year go up slightly.”
Ignacio del Corral, dentist and medical advisor for Colgate, describes the steps to follow: “we must begin to clean the outside of all teeth always soft sweeping movements from the gum towards the tooth. Then asearemos the inner faces of all teeth with the same gum-tooth movements by changing the direction of the brush in the previous parts (incisors and canines, upper and lower). cleansing surfaces continue grinding back and forth and front to back. also refer to the areas for which teeth contact each other with silk thread. Finally, we will review the tongue and inside cheeks. ”
It is very important to follow these steps thoroughly, because if you just brush your teeth well above, we will be leaving bits of food can lead to bacteria and affect our teeth.
Although all of these steps follow strictly hygienic, it can sometimes appear a dental injury. Therefore, the visit to the dentist on a regular basis should be firmly pointed in our agenda, because “although we have no problem, we can detect oral disease in its first stage, while still not presented any symptoms. In this way we will never have major injuries, and treatments are more effective and sustainable, “says the doctor.
However, not all Spanish people are really aware of the importance of prevention and often only go to dentist’s office where the problem is so serious and have to take severe measures, and often much more expensive.
One of the reasons for not attending the consultation is all that should be commonly associated with something unpleasant, it can even lead to a dental phobia. The expert says that these fears, in general, “are due to bad experiences at early ages, or they view or comment on family or friends.” This makes about 15% of the population does not go to the dentist all it should, “the fear of becoming an ally of decay and gum disease,” says del Corral.
To avoid this feeling, it is best to introduce kids are very young. A good idea, for example, is make children accompany their parents and see how normal dental interventions. “If you do see the children that the act is not going to be painful connotations, then youth and adults will not reject the preventive visit to the dentist because, well, just have to deal with dental problems,” says the expert.
Also, there are other aspects to consider for us to be less uncomfortable visit. The first thing to do is say our fear and inform the dentist. To do this, it is also fitting that it is trusted, so help us face our phobia. In this regard, Ignacio del Corral, explains that “today we have many weapons to help patients overcome their fear so they can accompany you in the long process of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.”
Taking all this into account, we mentalizing ourselves and our children the importance of following the recommendations of specialists. It’s as simple as preventing before having to heal.