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Points To Note When Using Toothpicks

Oct 14, 2020

The use of toothpicks is also exquisite. To choose toothpicks with hard texture, not easy to break, smooth surface, no burrs and flat round or triangular cross-sections, it is best to buy commercially available toothpicks. Keep them clean and do not use them. Use dirty sticks, iron wires, pins or matchsticks instead. Toothpicks are best used when there is a gap between the teeth. The toothpick enters at a 45-degree angle, with the tip facing the tooth surface where you bite, and the side edge touching the gum in the gap. Then use the side edge of the toothpick to scrape the tooth surface along the tooth surface, especially on the concave root surface and the part of the root bifurcation. The tip and side edge of the toothpick can be used to scrape and polish the tooth surface. If there is food fiber impaction, puncture the cheek and tongue side to remove the food, and then rinse the mouth. If the gingival papilla is normal, the toothpick should only be used in the gingival sulcus. Do not force the toothpick into the interdental papilla area, because this will cause gaps between teeth that do not have gaps, and food will be more easily impacted.

When there is no dental floss, it can be replaced with a thin thread for sewing

Dental floss has nylon thread, silk thread or polyester thread. Dental thread is a wax thread. When there is no dental floss, it can be replaced by a thin thread for sewing. When using, take a piece of dental floss of appropriate length, wrap both ends of it on the middle fingers of both hands, tighten with your thumb and index finger, leaving a distance of several centimeters in the middle, and use a gentle saw-like movement to pull the teeth together. The thread is pulled between the teeth where the food is impacted. Do not use excessive force to avoid damage to the gums. Then tighten the dental floss and gently pull the dental floss along the front, back, left, and right directions between the teeth. The impacted food can be taken out with the movement of the dental floss. If the dental floss is pressed closely to the tooth surface into a "c" shape, it will ease Moving from the root to the crown of the tooth can also remove the tartar and plaque attached to the tooth surface. After taking out the dental floss, rinse your mouth with water to remove the remaining plaque and food residue.