One of the simplest and straightforward ways to have a healthier mouth is to adopt the “no fuzz, no sweaters” approach to your dental hygiene.
Plaque is the sticky film that builds up on the surface of your teeth. It is a biomass of bacteria. If plaque is removed every day you will greatly reduce the chance of having tooth decay or gum disease.
The incredible feeling of having your teeth cleaned is something you should be able to feel every day. Your tongue is so sensitive to the fuzz and sweaters you should be able to easily determine if your teeth are clean.
Brushing and flossing are the best and easiest ways to accomplish this.
You should never see bleeding or taste blood when you brush or floss.This is a clear sign that there is inflammation present. Two things will occur if the inflammation remains. Bacteria from your mouth will get into your blood stream and the bone that is the foundation for holding your teeth in place will slowly, painlessly dissolve away.
The bacteria in plaque also takes any sugars you eat and metabolizes it to make acid. This acid causes tooth decay.
I am a strong believer in electric toothbrushes. The Sonicare is the best invention ever to help get plaque off of your teeth.
Brush and floss so you feel no fuzz, no sweaters and you will be healthier and save a lot money not having to fix your teeth and gums.