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How to prevent caries and periodontitis?

To maintain the good condition of your teeth, it is important to pay attention to specific symptoms and changes in the oral cavity. Our friends from share how to protect ourselves from some of the most common dental problems.

The main reason for the development of caries and periodontitis is the plaque.

The plaque on the teeth contains colonies of pathogenic bacteria. They are aggressive to adjacent tissues and cause inflammation of the gums or dissolution of the enamel.

To keep your teeth healthy, plaque must be removed regularly.

From the beginning, the poster is a soft fabric that performs certain protective functions. It is easily removed, even when chewing suitable foods or in daily oral hygiene. It becomes dangerous when left in the mouth for more than 15-20 hours.

The plaque accumulates on areas specific to each person: above and below the gum line, on the fissures of the molars, between the teeth, in dental anomalies, under crowns and other hard-to-clean places. If it is not removed periodically, it mineralizes and turns into a permanently fixed tartar, which provides the bacteria with perfect conditions for development.

Dental plaque is almost invisible to the naked eye. Dangerous areas of accumulation cannot be seen in daily oral hygiene and are not given special attention. The only way out so far has been to recommend extending the scrubbing time with a toothbrush and toothpaste. But prolonged even rubbing of the entire mouth, from 3 to 5 minutes, not only does not lead to the complete removal of plaque from dangerous areas, but in some cases can cause abrasion of the enamel or injury to the gums.