How to Brush
What is the correct way to brush?
Proper brushing takes at least two minutes. That’s right: 120 seconds. Most adults do not brush for so long. In order to get an idea of the time involved, use a stopwatch. To brush your teeth properly, use short, gentle strokes, paying particular attention to the gum line, hard-to-reach posterior teeth, and areas around seals, crowns, and other repairs. Concentrate on cleaning each section well as follows:
- Clean the internal surfaces of the upper teeth and then those of the lower teeth
- Clean chewing surfaces
- To have a fresher breath, do not forget to brush your tongue too
- Clean the outer surfaces of the upper teeth and then those of the lower teeth
What kind of toothbrush should I use?
Most dentistry professionals agree that a soft bristle brush is ideal for removing plaque and food debris from teeth. The small head brushes are also recommended since they reach better to all areas of the mouth, even to the back teeth of difficult access. For many, an electric toothbrush is a good alternative because it does a better job of cleaning the teeth, especially in those who have difficulty brushing or limited manual dexterity.
What is the importance of the toothpaste I use?
It is important to use a toothpaste that is right for you. Currently, there is a wide variety of toothpastes designed to prevent many disorders, such as cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth and sensitivity. Ask your dentist or hygienist what is the right toothpaste for you. To find the right toothpaste click here
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush when it shows signs of wear or every three months. It is also important to change the toothbrushes after a cold, because the sows accumulate germs that can cause a new infection.