Date: April 25, 2014 Richard Jones

Don’t Rush with Tooth Brushing!

Do you rush with tooth brushing activities? Are you one of those individuals who spend just a few seconds gliding the tooth brush in their mouths – and consider that as a proper tooth brushing technique? You may think that your teeth are not in danger of any problems right now, but if you do not spend a little more time tooth brushing, you may end up spending more time dealing with more serious dental problems in the future!

This is Dentistry will guide you into making the proper tooth brushing techniques, so you can thoroughly take care of your teeth and prevent any dental problems from even starting. This is Dentistry will also give you the contact information of dedicated dentists in your local area, so you can have the expert dental attention you need to be able to flash that winning smile for years to come.

How to Brush Your Teeth (Video)

Tips on Proper Tooth Brushing

Read on for tips on how to make the most out of your trusty tooth brush, so you can enjoy the brilliant smile you have enjoyed for a longer period of time.

  1. Make sure that you have the right kind of tooth brush. Dentists recommend soft-bristled tooth brushes, since they are considered to be the most efficient in removing debris and plaque from teeth. A tooth brush equipped with a small head would also be ideal in reaching those hard-to-reach places inside your mouth, to make sure that every surface possible is cleaned thoroughly.
  2. Choose toothpaste with fluoride, which protects your teeth from cavities. There is a wide variety of toothpaste products to choose from depending on your dental condition – there are toothpastes for sensitive teeth, for tooth whitening, for gingivitis, etc. It is best to consult your dentist on which product would best suit your needs.
  3. Proper tooth brushing begins with positioning your tooth brush against your teeth at a 45 degree angle, so the tooth brush rests on your gum line. You can then start moving the tooth brush from the gum line towards the edge of the teeth, to sweep away food debris and dental plaque away from the gums.
  4. When brushing teeth, make sure that you also move the tooth brush side-to-side, as well as in a circular motion, to ensure that all possible teeth surfaces are cleaned thoroughly. However, make sure that you use firm but not rough/hard strokes; strokes that are too hard when tooth brushing can damage your tooth enamel and gums in the long run.
  5. Make sure that you also include the back part of every tooth when tooth brushing. You should spend a minimum of two minutes with the whole tooth brushing activity – anything less would not ensure a completely clean mouth. Cleaning your tongue should also be included in tooth brushing.
  6. Rinse your mouth with clean water after tooth brushing, to cleanse the remaining toothpaste and food debris left inside the mouth.


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