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Brush Your Teeth the Right Way

Brushing is a very effective technique for daily cleaning of your teeth and gums from plaque and food particles. A toothbrush is the main instrument necessary for this procedure. It was invented in China more than a thousand years ago. Nowadays, several types of manual and automatic (electric, ultrasound, etc.) toothbrushes are available. Manual toothbrushes are empowered by a human hand and it is very easy to learn how to handle them. Automatic toothbrushes are empowered by electric motor that vibrates or uses sound waves to remove plaque from your teeth and massage your gums.

Toothpaste is another ingredient essential for tooth brushing. There is a great variety of therapeutic and prophylactic toothpastes available in our pharmacies and drugstores, that is why it is necessary to develop a rational approach to selecting a good toothpaste. It is considered that fluoridated toothpaste must be used for your morning tooth brushing, and in the evening it is better to use herbal toothpaste which has a special therapeutic effect on your gums. Nevertheless, the best solution for those who are still confused about picking the right toothpaste is to consult their dental specialist.

Tips for brushing your teeth correctly:

  • Start your tooth brushing session with rinsing your mouth using a mouthwash or a rinsing solution.
  • Wet your toothbrush with drinking water.Tooth Brushing Stage 1
  • Place a pea-size amount of the toothpaste on your toothbrush.
  • Hold your toothbrush at about 45 degree angle against your gum line.
  • Begin with brushing the outside of your teeth using slight sweeping or circular motions over the teeth and moving your toothbrush horizontally from one side of your jaws to another.
  • Clean the backside of your cheek teeth by gentle scrubbing and moving your brush back and forth.
  • Clean the chewing surface of your cheek teeth using slight short circular movements of your brush and moving the brush from one side of your jaw to another.Tooth Brushing Stage 2
  • Brush the inside of your front teeth on the upper and lower jaws moving your brush back and forth over the teeth.
  • Gently scrub your tongue with the bristles or with the special surface on the backside of your toothbrush.
  • Rinse your mouth with drinking water and be sure that no toothpaste is left in your mouth.

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Tips On Effective Tooth Brushing

Tooth BrushingIt is possible to avoid a great number of dental problems if you take a good care about your mouth and teeth. Correct brushing is the most important method of oral hygiene which helps to keep your gums and teeth healthy. The procedure of tooth brushing includes a sequence of very easy stages, but, to begin with, there are a number of related tips for effective brushing that everyone must know.

General tips for brushing your teeth:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day: in the morning after breakfast and in the evening before going to bed.
  • Get a toothbrush with synthetic bristles of proper size. Too large toothbrushes can be harmful for your teeth and gums, so it is better to choose a smaller toothbrush.
  • Do not use a hard-bristled toothbrush because it can damage your gums.
  • Brush your teeth minimum two-three minutes per session.
  • Do not make too vigorous movements of the brush when brushing your teeth.
  • End your brushing session with cleaning your toothbrush and placing it to a safe place.
  • Change your toothbrush every three months.
  • Consider using electric toothbrushes because they are more effective than manual ones.

There are several approaches and methods of tooth brushing, which are different from each other with the types of the motions of your brush (scraping, sweeping, circular motions, etc.), the sequence of the motions or the order of brushing the surfaces of your teeth. If you want to maintain a proper level of oral hygiene, it can be useful to consult your dental doctor for some practical advice about the most effective tooth brushing technique.

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