Floss; It has a very important place in maintaining oral and dental health and preventing gingivitis. Inflammation in the gums; It is a disease that manifests itself primarily with bleeding, redness and mild swelling where it is located and can progress and increase complaints if not treated. For treatment, it is necessary to eliminate the active substance that causes inflammation. This active substance is a yellowish, sticky and puree formation that forms on the teeth over time. There are many bacteria that cause inflammation in this structure called “plaque”.
DENTAL PLATE WITH BACTERIA
These bacteria are often the cause of tooth decay and inflammation of the gums. In addition, this add-on, which is soft in the first stages, gets hardened by taking calcium from the saliva and the formation called dental calculus occurs.
PLACES THAT TOOTH BRUSH CANNOT REACH
In order to be protected from tooth decay and gingivitis, it is important to remove this soft and yellowish bacteria source from the teeth completely and to continue this cleaning continuously for the maintenance of our general oral health.
EFFECTIVE CLEANING OF TEETH
Mechanical cleaning is of primary importance in removing these attachments, called plaques, from the teeth. Mechanical cleaning is done with toothbrushes, dental floss and interface brushes.
It is recommended to brush teeth twice a day for about 2 minutes in the morning and evening. However, it is not possible to clean all parts of the teeth, especially between the teeth and under the gums, with a toothbrush.
It is recommended to floss once a day for cleaning the places that the toothbrush cannot clean.
HOW TO USE DENTAL THREAD?
The dental floss is cut approximately 35-40cm in length.
It wraps around the middle fingers.
Thumb can be used on upper teeth, index fingers on lower teeth.
It is entered between the teeth. Opposing surfaces between each tooth should be cleaned separately.
Dental floss is first placed under the gum to clean a surface of the tooth, then the surface of the neighboring tooth facing that cavity is cleaned in the same cavity.
SURFACES FACING TO EACH OTHER IN THE SAME SPACE MUST BE CLEANED SEPARATELY.
A resistance is encountered after descending a little under the gingiva.
At that point, the tooth is leaned against the tooth and the tooth is well encircled.
Then, the floss is pulled upwards by rubbing it against the tooth interface with back and forth movements.
With the same principles, the surface of the adjacent tooth facing the same cavity is cleaned in the same way.
WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN USING DENTAL THREAD?
Don’t forget to go under your gums.
It is sufficient to use it once a day.
All braces should be cleaned with dental floss.
When entering between teeth, it is necessary not to force the floss too much. Because sensitive gum tissue can be damaged. As a result of traumatic use, there may be pain in the gums, bleeding and gum recession.
You should use clean parts of the floss when going from tooth to tooth.
To remove the floss, use the same back and forth motions to move the thread up and out of the threads.
Toothpick floss is simpler to use. You can hold the plastic body and remove the food remaining between the two teeth by applying some pressure by going under your gums.
CLEANING THE BOTTOM PARTS OF PORCELAIN BRIDGES WITH SUPER FLOSS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ORAL HYGIENE.
Super floss is made from a thick floss and a hard piece similar to thin plastic thread in addition to the regular floss portion. Dental floss cannot enter under porcelain bridges, as the metal infrastructure of bridge restorations forms a whole. However, the hard part of the floss line can go under the gums by passing through the porcelain coatings. For this reason, under-bridge and implant restorations and around the teeth they support are also cleaned.
CLEANING OF PORCELAIN BRIDGE BODIES
It is very wrong to think that veneered teeth will not rot. Especially porcelain coatings make oral care difficult. Because no matter how aesthetic it is, they cannot replace the natural tooth and if sufficient cleaning is not provided, the plaque containing bacteria can easily cling to these places and cause caries and gingivitis. For this reason, it is recommended to use dental floss in these restorations in addition to the toothbrush. Although it may seem difficult to use at first, it gains practicality over time.
We wish you healthy, rot-free days.