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3 Jun | Categories: Uncategorized

Flossing-1Flossing is the dying hero of oral hygiene. Not many people realize its importance in taking care of one’s teeth and gums. However, it is the only way to remove plaque from places the toothbrush can’t reach. If one does not floss, the plaque in the hidden regions can harden up and cause cavities, gum problems and bad breath!

Flossing need not be done after brushing teeth. It can be done at any time of the day with the brushing routine not having to be immediately after. A good quality nylon floss should be used while flossing one’s teeth. It should be noted that monofilament floss should be used for flossing sensitive teeth. Flossing should be encouraged from a young age, nevertheless most people avoid flossing due to the discomfort the procedure causes. Dentists all around the world suggest the following method to keep the pain at bay:

Flossing-2Wind the floss around each middle finger leaving two inches of floss to work with. Hold the floss firmly with the thumb and index finger and wrap it around the teeth. Gently slide the floss in a zigzag manner and use the same procedure for the gum line. Don’t be too harsh as it might cut and bruise the gum. At the same time, don’t be too delicate as it might not lead to the plaque getting successfully removed.

The tag-team of regular brushing and flossing are adeqaute to keep germs and oral diseases away, for good!

Taking care of your dog’s teeth!

3 Jun | Categories: Uncategorized

dog1Is your dog’s breath fiercer than its bark? There might be something that you might be missing out on in the checklist of keeping your dog healthy! Amongst all those food choices, visits to the vet and exercise, oral hygiene often gets the cold shoulder. This leads to bad gums, smelly breath, infection, toothache and general bad health in our loved creatures. An unhealthy dog is an unhappy dog. Here’s how to keep him healthy and happy through oral hygiene:

1. Regular visits to the vet: In our busy schedule, if we can fit a visit to the doctor for ourselves, then isn’t dog man’s best friend? Periodical checkups will go a long way in ensuring that the canine teeth are strong and healthy! Just remember, be patient as the dog may not like his teeth be tinkered with. A little love (read treats) will go a long way in keeping him calm at the vet!

dog-22. Brushing: Be a patient owner! Brush your pet’s teeth every alternate day (we all know that once a day may not be possible) with a doggie toothbrush and toothpaste (both are available at pet-shops). This may not be a cakewalk as your dog may not be comfortable with you with handling its mouth. But patience is key. Along with treats, rewards and love.

3. Flossing: Another great way to remove the plaque that causes bad breath. Do ensure that one does not floss in a vertical saw-like manner, rather the floss is wrapped around the teeth.

4. The chew toy: The dogs may not be able to brush their teeth themselves, but can surely gnaw their plaque away on bones, toys and chew-sticks. Just ensure that the bones aren’t too tough or it might hurt the teeth more.

Spring Is In The Air

19 May | Categories: Uncategorized