What is the right way to clean our teeth? If there is a wrong way to brush our teeth, of course, there will be a right way to clean them. If you’re using the correct tools and proper technique on how to do it, you can achieve that healthy and bright smile you’ve always wanted. You should brush for at least two minutes twice a day, you can always use time yourself to monitor your brushing time. Learning how to properly clean your teeth can effectively get rid of mouth germs to prevent oral health problems. The following are some top dental care tips to keep your pearly whites shining.
Choose a brush that is comfortable for you when you hold it and has the right size brush head to easily reach all of your teeth, that way you can easily clean the back of your teeth and those hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. You could use a soft nylon bristle brush. Which can effectively remove cavity and debris from your teeth, without eroding tooth enamel and irritating your gums. Pairing this with an appropriate fluoride toothpaste with have you on your way to beautiful teeth.
Do you want to brush like a professional? You can begin by tilting your brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth and gently clean the outside and inside surfaces of your upper teeth, to clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth, just tilt the brush vertically and make some up and down strokes. Then repeat this with your bottom teeth.
After you properly brush the gum line and outer surfaces. Let’s now focus on the chewing surfaces in your mouth. Use a gentle back and forth strokes and brush these surfaces very well to prevent build up as these areas are not as smooth as your front and back teeth, and the substances stick more easily.
Don’t forget to clean your tongue
If we don’t brush our tongue it can harbour bacteria that can lead bad breath and tooth decay. So to keep your mouth healthy, don’t forget to scrub your tongue!
Lastly, rinse your mouth with water or you can also use your choice of mouthwash which will leave you with a fresh feeling.
Do it all over again
Now you’ve learnt how to properly brush your teeth and you’ve scrubbed and removed the plaque. Your mouth is fresh and your teeth are clean and smooth. Keep up this brushing habit. However, if you feel that your teeth could need a more in-depth clean or dental whitening, you can talk to your Dentist about your concerns.
If you follow these simple techniques and tips, soon you’ll see that brushing your teeth the right way is easy. If you have more questions about your oral health and to book an appointment, the professional dentists at Dentistry Clinic would be pleased to help you! Feel free to call us on 01793 200036.