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Last updated on: February 6th, 2020
Brushing your teeth is important for your overall health. By correct brushing, you will have whitener smile, fresh breath, and strong gums. By brushing you remove bacteria, plaque, and food between your teeth.
If brushing isn’t perfect, they can cause gum disease and cavities. So, read following instructions how to brush your teeth properly so that they will be strong and healthy!
An electric toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush.
Why? Let’s start with power.
An electric toothbrush can provide up to 30.000 strokes per minute, manual toothbrush only 2.500 to 7.000 strokes per minute.
The difference is huge, and it will reflect on your teeth.
Let’s continue with results.
Electric toothbrush removes more plaque VS manual toothbrush.
Your teeth will be healthier, and you won’t have problems with bleeding gums.
By using electric toothbrush your smile will be more confident and shiny.
Be careful and gentle
Brushing and flossing are the keys to healthy and shiny smile.
Your toothbrush should be at 45-degree angle against the gum line. Brush with tenderness vertical or circular motion.
Never brush across your teeth. This technique is incorrect and can damage your gums.
Don’t forget on your molars and the inner surfaces on your teeth.
Also, clean your tongue.
Many people forget this part of oral hygiene. But it is so important! Half the bacteria in your mouth live on your tongue. If you are suffering from bad breath, the reason may be here.
After good tooth brushing and flossing is time for tongue care.
You can simply use the bristles of your toothbrush or by special accessories.
Toothpaste can remove the tongue bacteria. Be gentle!
Start with the back of the tongue and slowly continue forward. Use gentle pressure.
Finish with water or mouthwash.
How to floss?
We often forget that flossing is just as important as brushing teeth. With flossing, we remove plaque, food, and bacteria.
What we forget is we have to floss our teeth before brushing them!
Most people think brushing comes first. But they’re wrong.
If we first floss and then brush we do a great job for our oral hygiene. Food and bacteria that comes loose during flossing don’t stick in your mouth.
For the one-time use, you need 18 to 24 inches of dental floss.
Wrap the ends of the floss around your fingers and hold it tightly. Then move the floss back and forth and up and down motions.
Don’t brush too hard. Many people in hurry brush teeth too hard.
They think that kind of brushing is more effective. They want clean teeth in short time.
By hard brushing, the only result you will achieve is inflamed and harmed gums. It is better not to brush at all.
Brushing teeth requires time, patience and diligence.
Take your time
The dentists recommend at least 2 minutes of brushing your teeth.
Caring for each of fourth quadrants (top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right) for 30 seconds.
Only in this way you can provide clean teeth.
Focus on each tooth about 20 to 15 seconds.
If you have problems with reaching 2 minutes time, consider buying an electric toothbrush with build in timer or by an hourglass.
Don’t hurry! By fast brushing, you can do more damage than benefit.
Fast and hard brushing can damage your gums so they can bleed and inflamed.
Use good toothpaste
Choosing right toothpaste isn’t as easy as it seems. There are many different types of toothpaste for a different purpose.
Many people decide to choose natural toothpaste. They contain many different herbals, and they are as efficient as conventional toothpaste. The key is in ADA seal.
If you are looking for 100% natural toothpaste, then consider using SEA SALT, BAKING SODA, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, HERBAL TOOTH POWDERS, DRY BRUSHING, BRUSHING WITH PURE WATER, COCONUT OIL, ESSENTIAL OILS, OIL PULLING, WATERPIK AND TOOTH SOAP.
If your teeth or gums are sensitive than choosing toothpaste that includes desensitizing ingredients like strontium chloride or potassium nitrate.
Do you have a problem with cavities? You should definitely choose mineral fluoride. It is natural cavity fighter!
Dentists discourage to eat or drink food which contains a lot of sugar (soda, hard candy, pasta sauce, white wine, breath mints, chewy candies, pine butter and jelly, potato chips, white bread, sports drink, cough drops…).
Choose whitening toothpaste if you have yellow teeth. They contain mild abrasives that help polish teeth. It is important to know it won’t have much impact on older discolorations.
Replace your toothbrush head regularly
By now we know that brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing will make our oral cavity healthy.
But all effort is a waste of time if your toothbrush is old and full of bacteria.
If we want to keep our toothbrush healthy, we have to dry it out between uses. No one wants toothbrush with bacteria and fungus.
After three or four months toothbrush is less efficient and remove less plaque VS new toothbrush.
And if the bristles are frayed they won’t be pointing in the same direction, and your teeth won’t be as clean as you want it to be. This can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.
We know that plague causes cavities. But if it isn’t removed from around the gum line it can cause to gum disease, gingivitis, and inflammation.
This is the main reason why we should replace our toothbrush regularly.
Invisible and quiet enemies like bacteria and fungus increase in your toothbrush when you are sick.
So, be sure not to share a toothbrush.
Dentists recommend replacing toothbrush after you get over an illness.
So, you have many reasons to keep your and family’s teeth healthy. Teach your kids how to care for teeth properly. Unfordable, half the kids between ages 12-15, have cavities.
Dental care should start as soon as the first tooth appears.
Take advantage of time with your children. Let brushing be one of your moments, special contact with your child.
You will give him a good prospect for life!