Brushing your teeth is a very important part of your oral care. Besides getting a professional clean done at the Dentist at least every 6 months, you still need to maintain your teeth with correct brushing techniques. Question is, are you brushing your teeth properly?
A lot of people actually don’t know how to brush their teeth correctly which means plaque still remains after each brush. I have a few steps to help you improve your brushing techniques.
You need to get Toothpaste, Toothbrush and Floss that suits you or has been recommended by your Dentist.
2 BRUSH TEETH IN CIRCLES
Brushing back and forth is usually the way a lot of people brush their teeth but you actually need to brush in a circular motion. Using this method at a 45 degree angle is better as you are able to clean your gums as well.
3 CLEANING INNER SURFACES
When step 2 is done you need to move on to cleaning hard to reach areas like gaps between teeth, behind rear teeth etc. Use back and forth motion for these parts.
After step 1, 2 and 3 you should clean your tongue with your toothbrush.
Once the above steps are done rinse with water or mouthwash.
These steps should take you at 3 minutes or longer no less.
I hope these steps are easy to follow and helpful. Please keep in mind that this needs to be done twice a day, along with flossing at least once a day. If you need a demonstration our Dentist are happy to assist in showing you techniques.