All of us brush our teeth everyday. Some brush their teeth twice or even thrice a day. Sadly, not all of us were properly taught to brush our teeth when we were young. Would you like to know the right way to brush your teeth in order to maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums? Here are some guidelines on how to brush properly, how to choose the right toothbrush and toothpaste, and when to replace that toothbrush.
How To Properly Brush Your Teeth
You might think that Brushing Teeth is a necessary hygienic ritual that only takes seconds to do, but you need to change that kind of thinking right away! Experts and dentists say that correct brushing should take at least 2 minutes, something that most adults fail to do. For starters, you can try to time your brushing using a watch that has a second hand, or a stop watch. Don’t stop moving your toothbrush in the recommended motion until at least 2 minutes have passed.
What is the recommended way to move your brush around? Use soft and short up and down strokes in general, and pay special attention the most neglected parts- the gums and the gum line, the back teeth and molars, and areas around crowns or artificial fillings. You may divide your teeth into three sections- the areas of the teeth where you chew food, the inner surfaces of the lower and upper teeth, and the outer surfaces of the lower and upper teeth. Don’t forget to gently brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria and have fresher breath by applying a sweeping motion from the back to the front. Hold the toothbrush at a comfortable 45 degree angle, and don’t forget to also scrub the roof of your mouth for a complete cleaning.
How To Choose The Right Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Toothbrushes nowadays come in many different sizes, shapes and features, but the method of selecting the right one has not changed. The toothbrush head’s size should be relatively small to your mouth and you should be able to reach the remotest teeth with little to no effort.