How To Brush Your Teeth Correctly – Personal Dental Care

Dental care through brushing can go as far back as the Babylonians and their ingenious use of a twig. We’re lucky that with such a tool we don’t have to cut a twig, fray the end and brush our teeth.

Today we have a range of toothbrushes at our disposal for our dental needs. Brushes range from a straight brush with bristles ranging from very soft to extremely stiff, to rotating electric brushes and brushes that use sound waves to remove plaque from the recesses of our teeth.

Our choices are plentiful, but most importantly, we brush!

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. A soft bristles cleans without damaging the gums. Also be careful. Many of us think in an overabundant mode. If 2 minutes is good, five or 10 minutes wouldn’t be better.

Your teeth are with you all your life. After your permanent teeth come in, there are no more natural replacements. Over time, excessive brushing will erode the enamel and cause premature damage to your teeth. It can also damage your gums. So stick to the two-minute limit. This way you have enough time to clean your teeth and gums.

We talk about brushing teeth. But in fact you are cleaning your mouth. Bacteria build up all over your mouth, not just on your teeth. So take the time to gently brush your gums, the insides of your cheeks, and yes, your tongue.

There are many brands of toothpaste available. Any brand that gives you fluoride protection is usually good. Make sure there is no abrasive cleaning material in the paste. This can also cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth over time and you certainly want to be there for a long time.

You don’t need a big blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Do not follow the example of the commercials where toothpaste is squeezed over the length of the hair. Yes, this will sell more toothpaste, but it won’t increase effectiveness. You only need a small amount, about the size of a pea, to clean your teeth.

To brush effectively:

1) Use a soft brush.

2) Use toothpaste with fluoride without abrasives.

3) Brush for two minutes.

4) Brush your gums, inner cheeks and tongue.

5) And brush twice a day.

If you consistently follow these simple rules, along with proper and conscientious flossing, you will enjoy excellent dental care. Look for proper flossing techniques in another article.