We all are convinced that we know everything about a proper dental care, about the most effective brushing, flossing, using other dental care and oral care products, doing visual examination of our teeth and understanding when it is the time to see our dental care specialist. However, according to the experts, only every one of four people on earth knows how to take care the teeth properly and correctly. Brushing teeth is an essential and key part of our daily dental care routine, and despite that fact that we’re doing this easy procedure for almost all our life, still not all of us can give a proper answer to the question, how to brush your teeth correctly. Brushing teeth is arguably the most effective approach to preventing serious dental disorders and diseases like gingivitis, gun disease, tooth loss and others. That is why learning correct brushing teeth is an essential and life saving skill for all modern people.
Along with daily flossing and visiting our dental care specialist every 6 months for regular check ups and professional dental cleaning, brushing is a primary element of our dental care which can work to provide us with excellent dental and overall health. If you want to master tooth brushing techniques and make sure that you know how to brush your teeth in the most effective way, you should keep in mind the following easy tips. First of all, you should use a proper tooth brush: any one with soft bristles in case if you have sensitive teeth or suffer from one or another dental problem like cavities, gum disease, etc., or a brush with medium or hard bristles if you have a good dental health, as well as correspondent tooth paste either for sensitive teeth or more harsh tooth paste for healthy teeth. It is recommended to change your tooth brush every three-four months, as well as it is preferable to change it after suffering form a flu or any other infectious disease of respiratory system.
Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle against the gumline and brush your teeth with short and quite gentle movements. At that, it is recommended brushing teeth starting from the hardest accessible teeth, molars, and ending up with the easily available front teeth. Specialists recommend cleaning the surfaces of your molars and premolars by using round sweeping motions, and the front part of the teeth can be cleaned with front and back motions by holding your brush almost horizontal position. In order to clean the inner surfaces of your teeth, you should hold the brush in an almost vertical position and do the brushing procedure gently using sequential up and down motions. As many of you may know, it does not matter if you start brushing with the upper or with the lower teeth. After brushing your molars, come to brushing your incisors (or front teeth). You can do this the way you find the most comfortable, just be sure to use gentle and not harsh movements in order not to damage your gumline which can cause serious dental problems like gum disease, tooth loss, and others.
After you’re done with brushing teeth, you should never forget about brushing your tongue and the roof of your mouth which are home for millions of dental bacteria. Use special part of your brush (usually back side of it) specially designed for scrabbing the back of your tongue and clean it very well. The total time for a proper tooth brushing session should not be less than 3 minutes, and most of electronic tooth brushes have special timers to assist measuring this time period. It is possible to use external devices like a sand-watch or a piece of music lasting for about 3 minutes to help you brushing full 3 minute time. Brush your teeth at least two times a day: in the morning after having a breakfast and in the evening before the bedtime. To support your dental health in the day time, it is recommended to use floss and a special fluoride mouth rinses which are also very effective against dangerous dental bacteria.