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What sewed health? This imperceptible tooth thread of

Ask the European or the American to list that at it in a handbag. Remembering, it will begin to unbend fingers: in - the first, a cosmetics bag, in - the second - a purse, in the third - a tooth thread... In the countries where the cost of stomatologic services is traditionally high, and the average account from the dentist can be compared to the price of the modest car, the culture of prevention and care of an oral cavity considerably differs from accepted in our country - people prefer careful leaving to expensive and painful treatment.

Can tell

that Russians today somewhere halfway to a perenimaniye of useful habits of the West: any more surprises nobody that the qualitative stomatology demands considerable financial investments, however not everyone is still ready to make prevention part of the everyday life. The tiny coil of a tooth thread will help to prevent serious troubles.

Blade, silk, nylon...

Archaeological researches showed that the tooth thread and a toothpick are among the earliest hygienic inventions of the person: during the prehistoric period our ancestors got rid of the mammoth meat who got stuck in teeth by means of the dried-up sinews of animal and fibrous parts of plants. However commercial production of a prototype known to us a tooth thread (the USA calls it “tooth silk“ - dental floss) was today the beginning in New Orleans at the beginning of the 19th century a stomatologist by the name of Levi Spir Parmli: he suggested to delete the food remains from interdental intervals with not twisted threads of raw silk. This way was patented by the Johnson &Johnson company.

Despite it, tooth Floss did not gain big distribution in America until at the end of World War II other dentist, Charles Sy Bass, offered use of nylon threads which frayed not so quickly as silk, were more dense and elastic. To Bass`s threads there was favourably official health care which counted as their excellent alternative to toothbrushing in marching conditions and fine addition for daily care of an oral cavity. In America the powerful promotional campaign which brought Floss in number of front lines and obligatory hygienic goods began. From the middle of the ninetieth years of the 20th century in America National consultation concerning application of a tooth thread, in addition, handing the award “Floskar“ (Floss Oscar) to movies in which use of a floss was positively shown works (for example, “Floskar“ awarded the movie “Beauty“ in which Julia Roberts`s heroine after eating of strawberry, joint with Richard Gere, with champagne brushes teeth the thread hidden in a top of jack boots together with condoms).

Today at the market both silk, and artificial (from kapron, nylon, acetate) tooth threads are present, and the average inhabitant of Europe and the USA spends about 200 meters of a floss a year. Silk are more expensive and are considered as more prestigious of - for natural origins. However stomatologists specify what, regardless of material, brings to tooth Floss at the correct application identical benefit. Basic model of a tooth thread - flat nylon, it can be used for hygiene of any teeth and in case you only open for yourself the world of floss. For “the advanced users“ there are spongy, round, relief, fluorinated, flavored threads. Waxed threads which surface is impregnated with the leveling wax are most popular - such thread slides better and does not raspushatsya. Admirers of not waxed threads, which to use without preparation it can inconveniently appear, consider that threads without wax thinner and clear better. Recently the ready pieces of a thread integrated into a toothpick were available for sale. But, as usual also happens in questions of preferences, it is possible to make an individual choice, having only tested all options independently.

For any case, for any age

So, in what uniqueness and advantage of a tooth thread as devices for hygiene of a mouth? Only with its help it is possible to clear carefully and effectively interdental intervals in which the remains of food and the dental plaque leading to enamel destruction accumulate. Even the best brush and the most advanced paste clear only the external and internal line of a joint of teeth with gums, namely harmful bacteria in these parts accumulate. The brush is not able to clear space between teeth, and the tooth thread comes to the rescue here. Therefore it makes sense to use Floss not only after food to get rid of the felt food remains, but also it is obligatory before going to bed because at the night of a bacterium go on “warpath“. The enamel processed by tooth silk is protected from effect of the destroying acid and loss of mineral substances, besides, Floss masses gums and improves their blood circulation.

It is possible, using a thread for the first time, first you will experience some difficulties. However skill is quickly acquired, and the result does not keep itself waiting - the tooth thread helps to improve appearance of teeth and to prevent an unpleasant smell from a mouth. In order that it is correct to use flossy, it is necessary to wind off about 30 - 50 cm from the coil, to cut off a thread by means of the knife which is settling down on the top part of a case and to reel up it on two forefingers. Then to insert into an interdental interval, and, having formed similarity of a letter “C“, to process a surface the movements back - forward, at the same time easily moving a thread up and down. It is necessary to be most careful at tooth border with a gum as at inept use of a thread the chance to damage soft fabrics is big. However, in process of improvement of abilities you learn to clear teeth safely.

Stomatologists recommend to begin to use

tooth threads on the tenth year of life - children have to be trained in this simple, but important art under supervision of parents. Also flossa are very useful to respect for hygiene of crowns and bridges - their owners quite often have the problems with gums caused by activity of bacteria and adjournment of a soft raid. Regularly and correctly applied thread allows to minimize successfully these difficulties, and also to nullify risk of a disease gingivity (an inflammation of edge of a gum).

Cannot be forgotten that to what simple application of a tooth thread would not seem, before its beginning it is desirable to consult with the stomatologist. Use of floss is not recommended at the number of diseases of a parodont and extensive carious damages which are followed by formation of cavities.