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What proper dental care should look like

Dental care must not be underestimated. We get new teeth for our milk teeth, but these are forever. No others will grow. Moreover, teeth cannot regenerate themselves. Try to keep them healthy to avoid dental diseases or issues with dental replacements.

What proper dental hygiene should look like:

  • Recognize the importance of dental care.
  • Maintain a daily dental hygiene routine.
  • Use appropriate dental care products.
  • Don't forget about mouthwash and interdental cleaning.
  • Regularly visit the dentist and dental hygienist.

Why teeth are important

An introduction to oral hygiene starts with understanding why teeth are crucial for everyday life. Take a moment to consider how unpleasant life would be without teeth. Such a thought helps put the importance of oral hygiene into perspective.

Processing food and speaking

We mainly use our teeth for tearing food. Thanks to our teeth, we can grind food properly, making it easier to digest. Remember, the more you chew, the better you digest, and the faster you can extract nutrients or burn fats from food.

Few people know that teeth are also important for speaking. Try saying the words "rainbow trajectory" without touching the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue.

Why we have wisdom teeth

Now you probably love your teeth a little more. But teeth are not just a pleasure. In adulthood, we encounter trouble in the form of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, which are actually completely unnecessary and often cause toothaches.

Wisdom teeth are remnants of evolution. When humans discovered fire, they no longer needed so many molars to crush hard food. So, unless you want to live with gorillas, you don't have to worry about losing your wisdom teeth.

Common dental diseases

The importance of dental care in reducing the risk of dental diseases has already been mentioned. It is also good to know the common dental diseases, as this can help you prevent problems or more easily choose the ideal dental care products for you.

The most common dental problems are:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Eroding teeth
  • Dental cavities

Bleeding gums

It's not normal to spit blood when cleaning your teeth. If you see blood in the sink, there could be several causes.

The best-case scenario is that you are simply brushing too hard or using a hard toothbrush. In this case, just changing the brush and your brushing technique may be enough.

Sometimes, even healthy gums may bleed during interdental cleaning. This is completely fine if you only spit blood for a few days. However, if gum bleeding is prolonged, it may be a sign of gingivitis.

Gingivitis should not be underestimated. It starts inconspicuously with mild bleeding of the gums but can progress to periodontitis, which is incurable and can lead to tooth loss.

Sensitive teeth

Just like spitting blood, pain in the teeth when in contact with a cold drink is not normal. If you often feel such pain, you likely have sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity is caused by exposed roots or weakened enamel. You cannot get rid of tooth sensitivity, but you can easily manage it using suitable products for sensitive teeth.

Eroding teeth

Eroding teeth is another issue that can be caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Dental erosion also causes pain.

You can recognize eroding dental enamel by looking at your front teeth. If the edges of the teeth appear translucent, it is a sign of enamel erosion. Yellowing teeth caused by weakened enamel and more exposed dentin can also be a symptom.

To prevent dental erosion, avoid overly acidic foods (such as sodas) and brush your teeth regularly. Chewing sugar-free gum, which helps produce more saliva, can also help. Saliva is a natural protection against acids.

Dental caries

Almost everyone has had a dental cavity at least once in their life. This unpleasant complication arises from the accumulation of dental plaque, which feeds on sugars and produces acids that demineralize the enamel.

Prevention of dental caries is relatively simple. Follow proper dental care with suitable products that clean and remineralize the enamel. And most importantly, never skip your daily dental hygiene routine.

Daily dental hygiene routine

A healthy dental hygiene routine includes 5 daily steps that should be repeated twice a day.

  1. Ensure that the toothbrush is soft and does not need to be replaced (replace at least every 3 months).
  2. Clean your teeth with high quality toothpaste.
  3. Use an interdental brush in hard-to-reach parts of the teeth.
  4. Do not forget to clean the tongue.
  5. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash to remove any remaining plaque.

Ensure that the toothbrush is suitable

It is essential to use a soft toothbrush. Do not fear inadequate cleaning. Soft bristles clean just as well as hard ones and, unlike hard bristles, do not damage the tooth enamel.

Dentists typically recommend changing the toothbrush at least every 3 months. Ideally, it is good to change the toothbrush every 2 months.

Proper tooth brushing technique

Brushing your teeth is not rocket science. You just need to understand the basics of plaque formation. Plaque forms in the spaces around the gums, not directly on the crowns of the teeth.

So, how should you properly brush your teeth in brief?

  • Do not pay too much attention to the crowns of the teeth
  • Focus mainly on cleaning the spaces between the tooth and the gum
  • Brush your teeth using vibrational movements with the brush angled at 45 degrees
  • Do not forget about the back side of the teeth

Using interdental cleaning

A regular toothbrush, whether electric or manual, cannot reach all the hard-to-access areas of the teeth. However, plaque, which can cause gum disease, accumulates even in these areas.

Enrich your daily routine with interdental cleaning. If you're unsure which brush to choose, ask about oral hygiene. Generally, Curaprox toothbrushes are highly recommended, but choose any product that you find comfortable to hold and that truly helps reach all the interdental spaces.

The tongue is also part of the dentition

The tongue is also part of the dentition. Therefore, cleaning the tongue must also be added to the oral care ritual.

Regularly cleaning your tongue helps prevent bad breath, as the tongue can also be a place where bacteria thrive.

Clean your tongue gently; do not scrub it to avoid damaging the sensitive skin tissue. You just want to get rid of the bacteria on the surface, not destroy your taste buds.

Don't forget mouthwash

Everyone uses a toothbrush and toothpaste. But, just as interdental brushes are sometimes forgotten, so is mouthwash.

Mouthwash is extremely important in overall oral hygiene. It helps rinse all interdental spaces, fights bacteria throughout the mouth (not just the parts you clean with a brush), and helps enhance the effect of tooth remineralization.

Remember the rule that mouthwash should not contain alcohol. Alcohol dries out the gums and the surrounding oral cavity. It can also reduce saliva production, which helps fight tooth decay and bad breath.

A common myth is that mouthwash only works when it burns. Get this myth out of your head. The burning sensation of mouthwash is usually caused by alcohol.

Perfect oral hygiene

You're already following the correct daily oral hygiene ritual, but want more?

The best way to achieve this is to choose more suitable dental care products for you.

Everyone has different needs. Some need to combat dental cavities due to a wild diet. Others seek relief from the pain of sensitive teeth. Others want to avoid controversial fluoride, and the list goes on.

Best dental care products

As you already know, teeth regenerate poorly and serious gum diseases are even incurable. Therefore, dental hygiene should not be underestimated. Choose only the best products for your teeth.

We advocate for natural ingredients that are safe and as effective as inorganic additives.

However, some people prefer unnatural ingredients. For example, toothpastes with controversial fluoride are very popular. There are many studies about fluoride that are both for and against it. The choice is yours. But for children, it's better to choose fluoride-free children's toothpastes.

Whether you choose dental care products with fluoride or an alternative, always try to avoid unnecessary chemical additives such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), parabens, alcohol, and especially artificial dyes.


Before changing your oral care routine, always consult with your dentist. The best products are chosen based on subjective experiences.


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