We usually don’t ask ourselves if we brush our teeth correctly. As we do this every day, we believe we know how to do it appropriately. However, many people don’t really know how to brush their teeth and if you don’t do it correctly, you can damage both your gums and teeth.
Before we discuss the proper ways to brush your teeth, we need to see some useful tips about the brush and paste we use. The first important thing is to use a tooth brush with soft bristle. You need to replace your toothbrush every three months or even more frequently. There are many different types of toothpaste to choose from and it is recommended to consult your dentists about this. Remember that you need to apply only a pea size amount of toothpaste to the brush – you don’t need more. The toothbrush should be placed at a 45 degrees angle against the gums.
Dentists recommend the following brushing method: hold the brush at a 45 angle against the gums and brush the plaque in a downward direction. Don’t brush the gums all the way down but only on the upper part of teeth. This may not be very comfortable for many people but it is usually very beneficial.
The outer and inner surfaces of the teeth are brushed in the same way. The chewing surfaces however may be brushed back and forth. In order to brush the inside of the teeth on the lower front arch, you need to use the brush’s toe.
Dentists recommend to not use too much pressure because this can damage the gums. Don’t forget to brush your tongues because this will help you remove the unpleasant breath caused by bacteria.