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Dental hygiene

 Dental hygiene is one of the most important thing people should care about ,Beyond the aesthetic aspect of a beautiful dentition, the oral cavity has an important role in our digestion. Regular toothbrushing with an eco-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste with 100% natural ingredients can help. Discover our selection of products and natural solutions to support you.

Dental hygiene

Mouth

Anatomy

It is used every day. The oral apparatus is composed of:


  • From 32 teeth,
  • Gums that are mucous membranes composed of keratin supporting and protecting the teeth,
  • Salivary glands that produce saliva,
  • The tongue formed of muscle that will allow to eat, speak and swallow,
  • From the palace,
  • The uvula that controls the air during the emission of sounds.

Poor dental hygiene can lead to the attack of microorganisms that can cause certain inconveniences more or less important, such as caries, canker sores or bad breath. To avoid this, the first thing to do is to go to the dentist regularly. It is advisable to go once a year or more often if you are prone to cavities, for children, teenagers, or smokers.


Oral flora

The mouth contains many bacteria called oral flora or biofilm. Its role is to protect the oral cavity against aggressions. She is very fragile and can get out of balance easily, she does not support some products that are much too aggressive for her.


Chewing

This oral cavity then allows us to talk and eat. Chewing is the first step in digestion, a mechanical step. It will cut, tear and grind food. It will also have a chemical action, that of pre-digesting starchy foods thanks to salivary amylase.


Moreover, to strengthen your gums and avoid the formation of dental plaque, chewing is essential. Choose hard and raw foods that you will chew well. So good chewing allows you to keep tartar away and keep the gums healthy. If the teeth are fragile, cut your fruit instead of biting directly into it.


How to take care of your oral hygiene?

It is important to go back to the basic rules of good dental hygiene, between brushing, mouthwashes and the products used for it.


The toothbrush

Brushing your teeth is a reflex that we have been taught since childhood. It is important to do this two to three times a day. Be sure to be moderate in your movements, going from the gum to the top of the tooth. Brushing should last 3 minutes.


Choose soft brushes so as not to injure yourself. The lifespan of a toothbrush is 3 months. Remember to change it regularly. If the hair goes to the side in particular, change it! You can purify it in a mixture of water and tea tree essential oil. We recommend a natural toothbrush, there are bamboo for example.


Toothpaste

Fluoride toothpaste is well known, and much less those filled with endocrine disruptors. These are mostly industrial toothpastes that are not at all suitable for our mouth. We advise you to start on a toothpaste with natural ingredients such as siwak or meswak, or those based on clay or organic toothpastes. Choose a toothpaste without fluoride because it can act as a toxic that will denature teeth and bones.


As a whitening toothpaste we recommend vegetable charcoal that can be used from time to time on the toothbrush to whiten teeth or baking soda.


Toothpastes exist in liquid form, in the form of pastes or in solid form.


Dental floss

Instead of dental floss, we recommend brushes that will be softer for the gums.


Mouthwash

To complete the brushing of the teeth, a mouthwash is welcome to clean more and refresh the breath. On the other hand, it is important not to take chemical mouthwashes such as those with chlorhexidine or alcohol: these will disturb the oral flora.


Gentle and refreshing products will be used. You have it with a colloidal silver base or hydrosols or natural mouthwashes enriched with essential oils such as mint essential oil for example or propolis-based.


There are also mouthwashes with vegetable oil such as coconut oil or sesame oil that are practiced before brushing your teeth. Traditionally practiced in Ayurveda, the oil bath is done in the morning on an empty stomach. It is advisable to scratch the tongue with a spoon just before and gargle the mouth with hot water that is spit out. Then, we put a tablespoon of vegetable oil in the mouth that we circulate for about ten minutes and then we spit it all out (not in the sink that can get clogged!). We rinse our mouths again and brush our teeth.

What to eat to have beautiful teeth?

Dental hygiene begins with good food hygiene. Limit as much as possible the sugars that will stimulate the formation of dental plaque and pathogenic bacteria as well as acids and dairy products. Instead, choose a balanced diet rich in quality nutrients, preferably organic. Add foods rich in prebiotics and probiotics, vitamin C and vitamin D. The first will stimulate the immune system and participate in the synthesis of collagen in the soft tissues, therefore the gums. The second will be used for a better absorption of the calcium that makes up our teeth.


To promote the whiteness of the teeth, beware of coffee, tea, wine, tobacco that can stain the teeth and color them.

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