Why do you brush your teeth? Some of us brush because we feel like it, some may brush because we don’t want to have our breath smell or to just clean our steps. These are not wrong, but one of the main reasons we brush is to also keep our teeth and gums healthy.
Some of the contents of our tooth pastes do these. To this effect, if we want healthy gums and teeth we need to know how to brush properly. It is advised that you brush at least 2 times a day with a soft bristled tooth brush and the size depends on the size of your mouth, so that you can reach all areas effectively.
Also your tooth brush should be replaced every three or four months or sooner, depending on the condition of the bristles. A toothpaste containing fluoride should also be used. To maintain good mouth health, given tips should be followed.
1. Brush at least two times a day
To maintain good oral hygiene, you need to brush frequently and effectively. You should brush at least once in the morning when you wake up and once before you go to bed. Brushing too much is not good, as it weakens your enamel and damages your gums. It is advised that you spend only about two minutes when brushing.
2. Brush right
When brushing, the best technique should be used to maximize the benefit and risk of damaging your gum. Start by placing your tooth brush at a 45 degree angle to your gums. Move the brush back and forward gently in strokes that are about the width of a single tooth and continue the movement by gently brushing the entire surface of your tooth with an up and down movement. Tilt the brush up and repeat the same pattern, to brush the inner surface.
3. Floss regularly
Flossing is very important, because there are some substances and particles that can’t be cleaned by our bristles. The floss must be used well to avoid injuries.
Wrap a length of floss around the index fingers on each of your hands, so there’s around two inches of floss between your hands, keep the floss tight against the tooth to remove plaque, do it with a back and forth movement. Floss once a day, maintain a good flossing routine.
4. Choose the right equipment
When brushing, using the right tools is very paramount. Use soft bristled brush that fits inside your mouth easily and allows for easy movement inside the mouth. Tooth brushes should be replaced after every 3 to 4 months or sooner.
You should also use a tooth paste that contains fluoride, avoid using abrasive toothpaste for more than two weeks, as it would wear down your enamel rapidly. Visit your dentist at least once a year.
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