Brushing your teeth is a habit that must be present in every day of your life. We started brushing our teeth since we are little kids, but even tough some of us don’t do it properly yet.
Are you brushing your teeth in the right way? Some of us would surprise when discovering that for all this time we’ve been brushing our teeth wrong.
Read the following tips to find out if you’ve been brushing your teeth in a proper way and how you can start doing it better to keep the hygiene of the mouth and avoid infections or damages to the teeth.
Learn To Brush Your Teeth Properly (Tips)
- You should brush your teeth twice a day but is recommended to do it after every meal to remove the remains of food in the teeth that lead to the develop of bacteria, which can cause gingivitis and other common oral health problems. The food with high content of acid or sugar can be very dangerous to the teeth as can cause cavities and lead to the loss of the tooth enamel. For the health of your teeth, it is important the brushing immediately after consuming any of these kinds of foods. Also, don’t forget to brush your teeth every night before going to bed and after dinner.
- To brush your teeth should take you two minutes, not less or more, 120 seconds exactly. Many people never brush their teeth for that long, you can use a timer to help you start brushing your teeth during this amount of time.
- To start brushing your teeth place your toothbrush at a 45°angle along the gumline and sweep the brush away from the gumline.
- With short and gentle strokes move the toothbrush back and forth for each tooth to clean the inside surface of each of them.
- Using the same technique and movements, brush the chewing surface or the top of the tooth.
- With the tip of the toothbrush clean behind each tooth doing strokes up and down.
- Carefully Brush your tongue with gentle pressure to remove the bacteria and food particles with a small dab of toothpaste. Start by the back of the tongue and then toward the opening of the mouth.
- To brush your teeth without hurting your gum use a soft-bristled brush and brush with gentle movements.
- When replacing your toothbrush every three or four months, consider that a Small-headed brush can help you have a more complete clean as it allows to reach all areas of the mouth.
- Brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste or one specially designed for any condition you have, like gingivitis, tartar, sensitivity, etc. You can ask your dentist to recommend you the right toothpaste for you.
- Some people don’t have the habit of flossing its teeth, but this step is just as important. Floss your teeth daily, at least once a day to remove the remains of food that get stuck between the teeth. You can do this step at nights before going to sleep.