Why you should use a dental picks
The parts that are susceptible to tooth decay are roughly divided into three places.
- ・ Back teeth meshing part (molar tooth groove)
- ・ Gap between teeth
- ・ Between teeth and gums
Toothbrushes are good for removing dirt from the tooth surface, but between teeth,
Hair tips are difficult to reach between the teeth, and gums, making it impossible to cleanly remove dirt. It has been found that cleaning with only a toothbrush can remove only about 60%.
It is necessary to remove dirt between teeth with dental floss and between teeth and gums with a dental picks, when used in combination with a toothbrush, plaque can be removed by more than 90%. Especially when the gums fall due to ageing and periodontal disease, the gap between the teeth, and the gums increases, it is important to take care with a dental picks in addition to a toothbrush.
How to use the dental picks
- Create space
Keep the mouth closed, and created a space by spreading the inside of the cheek with the handle.
- Insert the tip of the dental picks obliquely upward (for the lower jaw)
Insert the brush with the tip of the dental picks pointing diagonally upward so as not to damage the gums.
- Remove plaque by turning a few times
With the dental picks horizontal, remove the plaque by a few turns along the border between the teeth, and gums.
- Clean from inside
It is more effective to clean from inside as well as outside.
Advantages of dental picks
- The plaque removal rate is up to 85%!
15-20% that does not fall with a floss or a dental picks can be cleaned by a dentist, Especially for those in their 30s and later, gums start to fall due to periodontal disease, so I recommend a dental picks.
- We can prevent root caries!
As the gums come down, you can see the roots of the teeth. This part is called dentin, which is softer than the enamel on the tooth surface. It is a place where it is easy to become 3 times caries! Using a dental picks removes plaque, especially at the root, which is effective in preventing tooth decay.
If you smell the dental picks after use and you smell bad, it may be the cause of bad breath. If you do not clean every day, the dirt will only accumulate! The accumulated dirt can cause bad smell, so clean it every day.