Proper and regular brushing of the teeth is essential for high oral hygiene. Unfortunately, many adults do not do it meticulously enough. They hurriedly brush their teeth sometimes ignoring the inner surfaces and hard-to-reach parts of the mouth.
How to brush correctly
To brush the teeth correctly, you will need to spend at least 120 seconds brushing every section of the mouth- the upper right, lower right, upper left, and the lower left- using a recommended technique. Place the toothbrush at an angle of 45-degree to the gums. Then, slowly and gently move the brush forth and back in short strokes.
Make sure to brush the inner surfaces, outer surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of your teeth. To best clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth, vertically tilt the brush so as to make many up-and-down-strokes. After doing that, brush your tongue so as to remove any bacteria as well as keep your breath fresh.
You ought to remember that brushing your teeth properly is just a part of the complete dental care routine. Therefore, you should make sure you:
- Clean between your teeth daily with floss. That is important because some tooth decay-causing bacteria often linger in the crevices or small pouches between the teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Doing so is the only way you can remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and under the gumline.
- You should also feed on a balanced diet and minimize snacks in between meals.
- Lastly, visit your dentist regularly to receive professional cleanings and oral exams. You may also talk to your dentist to advice on the types of dental products that may be most effective in your particular case.
Yes, dental products such as the kind of toothpaste you use matter so much in your overall dental hygiene. It is always important to use the toothpaste that is proper for you. That is because there is a broad range of types of toothpaste each designed for a particular condition- for example, there is toothpaste that is designed for gingivitis, cavities, stained teeth, tartar, and sensitivity.
The type of toothbrush you use is equally important. Dental professionals unanimously concur that a soft-bristled toothbrush is the best for removing debris and plaque from the surface of your teeth. Brushes with small heads are also good as they can easily reach the hard-to-reach regions of the mouth such as the back of the teeth.
Brush your teeth the right way using the appropriate dental products and you will boost your levels of confidence, associate more easily, and be comfortable wherever you are.