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Learn the right habits for perfect dental hygiene

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We can't repeat this enough: perfect dental hygiene is paramount, not only for your oral health, but also for your general health.
The mouth is the entrance to our body for everything we consume, liquid or solid. It is in direct contact with our environment and is subject to external aggressions such as bacteria, viruses and atmospheric pollution. Poor dental hygiene can cause periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory infections. This is why our dental health needs to be preserved throughout our lives.

Correctly equip yourself to be even more effective

1) Your toothbrush
Choose a soft toothbrush, made with nylon, and change it every three months. A hard toothbrush can hurt your gums and damage the enamel of your teeth. You also can use an electric toothbrush, since you regularly change the tip.

2) Lehning Natural Toothpaste
Lehning Natural Toothpaste contains the mineral salts necessary for your gum's good health. Lehning Natural Toothpaste also contains Sicilian lemon essential oil, thanks to their anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, and ensure perfect oral hygiene.

3) Dental floss or interdental brushes
Dental floss, in either silk or nylon, removes the plaque and food particles that accumulate in the crevices between teeth, areas difficult to reach with a toothbrush. This helps to prevent gum inflammation and disease.

4) A Mouthwash
In addition to brushing and flossing, a mouthwash helps fight bacteria and plaque. Choose an alcohol-free formula to avoid irritating your mucous membranes.

Learn the correct brushing technique and frequency

After each meal
Dental plaque, a whitish deposit in which bacteria proliferate, causes dental cavities and inflammation of the gums. Since it developps in a few hours, eliminating it after each meal by brushing and flossing is essential.

From the gum to the tooth
Practice the proper technique for brushing your teeth. Place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and brush your gums and teeth at the same time, moving from the gum to the tooth with a rotating movement, for three minutes.

Be particularly vigilant with your children

Beware of milk and sugary drinks
Avoid giving bottles of sugar water or milk to babies in the bedtime. as it promotes the development of dental plaque and cavities. Similarly, should be avoided at night.

Protect their dental furrows
In adolescence, the risk of cavities is particularly high. In 80 percent of cases, these caries develop in the furrows of the molars. Your dentist can pour a film of liquid dental resin into the furrows to prevent these cavities. This treatment can be performed as soon as the first molars erupt.

Make an appointment with your dentist at least once a year

An annual visit to the dentist can detect early-onset cavities and allow descaling to eliminate plaque. If the plaque is not detected in time, it grows deep and forms a pocket between the base of the tooth and the gum, which may eventually cause teeth to become loose.

As always, take care of your diet

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends reducing the amount of sugar consumed and maintaining a well-balanced diet to prevent cavities and premature tooth decay. It is also good to know that the consumption of fruits and vegetables plays a protective role against oral cancer. Finally, quitting smoking and decreasing alcohol consumption helps mitigate the risk of oral cancer, periodontal disease and toothlessness.

The Sicilian lemon, the health advantage for your gums

The Internado, a Sicilian lemon, is a bigger and longer fruit than the other dominant, juicy and seedless varieties. It helps to protect the gums because it is rich in Vitamin C.

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