Everyone brushes their teeth to keep them clean. But by doing this, you are not only keeping your teeth clean, but you are also keeping yourself healthy.
It is advisable to keep a healthy dentition by bringing your teeth twice daily, which prevents your teeth from diseases and decay.
There are three primary tools required to brush your teeth properly. They are:
- A toothbrush; manual or electric.
- A toothpaste containing fluoride
You may also get a mouthwash or floss if you would prefer.
The following steps should be taken while brushing your teeth
Firstly, get yourself a good toothbrush. Make sure your toothbrush isn’t overused by replacing the toothbrush every three months of use.
Add a sprinkle of water to your toothbrush. Proceed to apply a sizable amount of any fluoride toothpaste of your choice.
Put the toothbrush in your mouth at 45 degrees to your gums. Move gently in small circular motions while brushing your front teeth. Repeat for the upper and bottom parts.
Brush the chewing surface of your teeth and the back of your molars. Do this in and out from the back to the front of your mouth.
Turn your toothbrush upside so you can brush the insides of your upper front teeth. Turn the toothbrush downwards and brush the insides of your bottom front teeth.
Brush your tongue repeatedly to remove bacteria buildups.
Spit out the contents from brushing the teeth away. Rinse your mouth with clean water and spit it out.
Rinse your toothbrush under running water and place it in a clean place to avoid bacteria from clinging to it.
If desired, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash for about 30 seconds. Spit out without swallowing the mouthwash.
If you brush your teeth well and from time to time, you get to maintain strong and healthy teeth. Brushing your teeth regularly reduces the build-up of plaque that might lead to tooth decay.
- Get a nylon-bristle brush and one whose size fits in your mouth. Try to avoid hard ones because hard toothbrushes may end up damaging your teeth or bleeding your gums.
- Spend up to 2 minutes while brushing your teeth.
- Change your toothbrush every three to four months. By then, the bristles will be old and unable to clean your teeth well.
- Remember to brush your gum line. You can get this by placing the brush at a 45 degrees angle to your gums.
- Always brush the tongue side of your teeth to avoid the build-up of dirt and bacteria.
- Brush at least two times a day and use a fluoride toothpaste.