8 ways to improve your dental care at home
In the past year, we made thousands screenings with our "AI-dentist". We got to know the teeth of everyone in the family, of everyone in our neighbourhood and of everyone in our office. We went to dental fairs, conferences and started a clinical validation.
Here is what we learned to keep teeth perfectly clean.
1. Dare to look at your teeth
Yes, there is a chance that might not like what you will see. Yes, there is a chance that you will run to the next pharmacy and buy a better toothbrush. To be honest, there is even a small chance that you won't sleep until your teeth are professionally cleaned. You don't want to wait until it hurts - you and your wallet.
2. Use an electric toothbrush
Manual toothbrushes are often said to brush teeth equally well. We beg to differ. There is a stark difference. Switching to an electric toothbrush is probably the easiest step to improve dental care.
We often heard that flossing is not scientifically proven to work. Let's not overcomplicate simple things. Soft plaque sticks on your teeth, especially in-between them. It needs to be removed somehow. Flossing removes plaque in places that a toothbrush can't reach. It does the job.
4. Floss daily
Almost everyone has tartar that need to be removed in professional cleanings. Unfortunately, it is little known that the soft plaque has to be removed every 24 hours - otherwise it hardens into tartar. Yes, if you are serious and want to get rid of tartar... You need to brush and floss your teeth every day - without exception. Uff, it is hard work!
5. Help children
Children need help to clean their teeth, even 12 year olds. Every day. Manipulating with a toothbrush is surprisingly difficult.
6. You might not need to change your lifestyle
We met smokers and coffee lovers with perfectly clean teeth. Just saying. It's possible.
7. Don't be the stereotypical man
Women take better care of their teeth than men - on average. The stereotypical man is strong. He has strong teeth that don't need to be taken care of. Well. It is often. Not. The. Case.
8. Show off!
Keeping teeth healthy involves consistent effort. Just like a runner has to train hard to run a marathon. Just like a bodybuilder who needs to move a lot of weights to build muscle. If someone has healthy teeth, it means that they are serious about their health. It means that they actually do the hard work involved. It is a strong signal. Visible to everyone, impossible to fake.
Dental health affects the whole body. It lowers the risk of heart disease, leads to healthier pregnancies, better respiratory health and minimized risk for some cancers.
We can't wait to motivate more people to take their dental health in their own hands.
Let's get started.
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