- How many times a day should you brush your teeth?
You should brush your teeth at least three times a day, in the morning, after lunch and before bed.
- How many time should you change your toothbrush?
The toothbrush should be replaced every three months of regular use, as this only allows effective brushing.
- What is tooth decay?
Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth, caused by microorganisms that are in the mouth and feed on the remains of food that are on the teeth.
- Why do I have so many cavities?
Because brushing is not effective, example there is a flaw in the way you brush your teeth. Better seek advice from your dentist.
- Is teeth whitening harmful?
No, whitening your teeth will not harm them, it is a painless treatment and with very good results. (See clinical cases – Aesthetic Dentistry). Inquire about tooth whitening with Clínica Girotto, your dentist in Setúbal.
- At what age should a child be taken to the dentist for the first time?
A child should be taken to the dentist for the first time when the first tooth comes in, as a good monitoring that can prevent future problems.
- Why do gums bleed?
The bleeding of the gums occurs due to the inflammation of the gums, caused by plaque that accumulates on the teeth. During a visit to your dentist you will be able to find a solution to your problem.
- In case of bad breath, what to do?
Bad breath is most often caused by poor oral hygiene, as 90% of cases resolve after rehabilitation of the mouth, example removing cavities and taking care of the gums and tongue, but the problem can also be caused by some anomaly in the digestive system.
- How important is it to use dental floss in your oral hygiene, and how to use it?
The use of dental floss is very important because it allows, effectively and without hurting the gums, to remove the remains of food that accumulate between the teeth, as this prevents the appearance of plaque in places where the brush does not reach. Its use is a matter of practice, the first few times be careful not to cause bleeding gums. Start by wrapping the wire in the middle fingers until you leave +/- 4 cm between them, with the help of the index fingers pass in each space at least twice, once against one tooth, again against the other.