Everything You Need To Know About Brushing Your Teeth
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Everything You Need To Know About Brushing Your Teeth

Brush your teeth regularly

Brushing your teeth regularly and dental checkup once in a while will help you to maintain strong and whiter teeth. It is also important for overall health as it prevents gum diseases, cavities and other dental problems. If cavities have got severe, it may result in teeth loss as well. So try to follow the below steps and maintain strong teeth.

Brushing your teeth twice in a day helps to maintain a fresh breath as well.

How do you brush your teeth?

Here are a few tips that you have to follow while brushing,

  • Use a soft brush and brush your teeth gently.
  • Tilt the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth.
  • Brush where your teeth and gum meets
  • Clean the outer surface of upper and lower teeth
  • Then clean the inner surface of every teeth
  • Do not forget to clean the chewing surfaces
  • Brush your tongue which will remove the bacteria and helps you to get fresh breath.
  • Do not follow the same pattern to brush because you might miss to brush some spot regularly. By trying different patterns, you can avoid this problem.
  • Don’t rash your brush

How long do you brush your teeth?

You should brush for at least 2 minutes, that is, for 120 seconds. But the latest report says that most of the adults are not brushing that long. Easy way to spend time while brushing is split the brushing spots into four sections - outer surface of upper teeth & lower teeth and inner surface of upper teeth & lower teeth.

Try to brush each section for 30 sec so that you can easily achieve the milestone (120 seconds). Better set a timer or use electric brush which has a built-in tracker. Electric brushes also have an added advantage of tracking the brushing pattern on your mobile phone.

How many times you have to brush daily:

Dental associations are recommending people to brush at least twice in a day, specifically in the morning and before you go to bed at night. Try to brush your teeth after meals or snacks because some of the food particles may struck between gum and the teeth or between two teeth which may result in teeth pain or can lead to cavity. If you cannot brush after meals, then try to rinse your mouth well to avoid food particle being stick to your teeth.

How often I should replace my tooth brush?

Replace your tooth brush if it satisfies any one of the below conditions,

  • Once in every three months
  • When your toothbrush begins to show wear
  • When you had cold - because bristles can collect germs when you have cold which may lead to re-infection

Whichever condition comes first, it is time that you replace your toothbrush. Choose the size and shape of your toothbrush wisely because it should be comfortable and easy enough to reach to all teeth and it’s back as well.

Why is it so important to brush your teeth?

Brushing will remove plaque buildup from your teeth which is harmful to your health. It may lead to gum disease, tooth decay and other dental problems as well. So it is very important to brush regularly.

You can get healthy teeth by following the above techniques.

                            Brush regularly and stay healthier