Nearly all of us are under the impression that we take very good care of our teeth. We usually do things such as brush them one to two times a day, and sometimes floss also. Whilst both of those things are good, the professionals say that people need to learn about how to brush their teeth more effectively.
Here are some tips from a dentist about how can look after our teeth and improve toothbrushing techniques.
Brush All Surfaces
When we eat it is very easy for bits of food to get in between teeth and also on the gum line. If we don’t remove them then bacteria can build up and lead to decay. Don’t just focus on the places you can see when you look in the mirror, pay attention to the back and inside of the teeth close to the tongue.
You need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes so you clean all of your mouth. Take 30 seconds for the outside of the top teeth, then switch to the inner side for another 30 seconds. Repeat this process for the lower teeth. When you have done this it is time to spend about 5-10 seconds brushing your tongue.
Correct Pressure and Strokes
When you clean your teeth by moving the brush back and forth on a tooth you will cause damage to the enamel. The best way to brush is by moving the tooth brush in a circular motion over the surface and gums, only apply a gentle amount of pressure as you do this. Remember to focus on both the outer and inner sides of your teeth plus between them also.
I used to think that firm bristles on my toothbrush were the best thing to have, but then my dentist told me that the bristles can actually damage my gums, enamel and even the roots. So I was advised to brush with soft bristles. The reason for this is that they can bend and clean the surfaces easily.
My Swindon dentist gave me the above tips, I visit High Worth Dental when ever I need some work done on my teeth. If you’re in the are you should pay them a list here:
11 Sheep Street