During this series on wisdom teeth we’ve discussed the purpose of wisdom teeth and we’ve talked about wisdom teeth removal. During the final part of this series we are going are to discuss how to clean wisdom teeth.
Although often times dentists will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, there are still many people throughout the world that have functioning wisdom teeth. If this is the case for you, it is very important that you take the time to properly clean them. Because wisdom teeth are so far back in the mouth, it can be very easy to unknowingly give them the inadequate amount of attention they need for proper hygiene. Food can be easily trapped in the back of the mouth in this hard to reach place, causing decay. Below are a two easy tips on how to clean your wisdom teeth and keep your mouth in tip-top shape.
#1 – Flossing. A favorite topic of dentists everywhere, flossing daily greatly reduces plaque build-up in your mouth. For the back teeth, some people will have trouble reaching the area with floss. If this is the case for you, consider using a dental floss pick.
#2 - Type of Toothbrush. When choosing your toothbrush, it is important that you choose one that works well for the back teeth. Electric toothbrushes are often times the best solution for clean teeth. I recommend the Phillips Sonicaire toothbrush if you are going to use an electric one. However, if you prefer a manual toothbrush, you’ll want to purchase a slanted brush that can reach the back of your mouth, You’ll also want to make sure it has a rounded head, so that it will fit nicely in the back of your mouth to clean the back of your wisdom teeth. Take the time to make sure you are cleaning the very back of your back wisdom teeth. Also, when brushing, brush in circles using both side-to-side and back and forth motions.
This post on how to clean wisdom teeth concludes our series. If you continue to have unanswered questions, please don’t hesitate to post your question in the comments and I’ll be happy to respond.