The first step of the applications for oral health is tooth brushing. The aim here is to remove the bacterial plaque, which we know to adhere very tightly, by scraping the large tooth surfaces, as well as the nooks and crannies where the teeth and gums meet, with the help of a brush. It is necessary to position the toothbrush inclined towards the gingiva and try to reach the brush between the teeth as much as possible. These times are extremely important. Because gingival diseases start from the spaces where these two teeth meet. Likewise, interface caries starts from the interface where the two teeth meet and the toothbrush cannot reach.
The second stage, flossing, comes into play when the toothbrush cannot get between the teeth. From the point of contact of both teeth with each other, it should be carefully advanced towards the gingiva, inserted into the deepest part of the gingiva that can be reached, and the tooth surfaces should be scraped with a thread.
The third stage is tongue cleaning. Even if we clean every surface of the teeth well with the first two stages, we only clean one-fourth of the mouth as a surface. There are many more places in our mouths where food scraps and microorganisms can stay and reproduce. The first of these is language. Cleaning the tongue is very important. If it is thought that brushing with a toothbrush will be insufficient, tongue scrapers and tongue brushes specially produced for this work will be very useful.
The fourth and final stage is mouthwash. An additional mouthwash will easily reach every part of the mouth, even the throat. An antiseptic mouthwash suitable for daily use will be beneficial for the permanent protection of oral health by affecting the potential pathogenic microorganisms in the mouth, especially with continuous use in the morning and evening.