As kids, we were taught the essential technique of brushing and in some cases, flossing, by our parents or guardian. And as we grew older, we tend to develop different methods of brushing our teeth. For instance, the correct time limit to brush the teeth is usually around the 2-minute mark. However, some people tend to brush for either more or less than this time limit, which isn’t enough time and could end up causing tooth problems.
If you aren’t sure about the timing when brushing your teeth, you can use a stopwatch to monitor yourself effectively and keep to the time limit. Another tip for brushing is to avoid putting pressure on them. You can effectively clean your teeth better with short and gentle strokes.
Are You Getting Those Hard To Reach Places
When brushing your teeth, you need to make sure that you brush the hard to reach places, this includes the places in between your teeth and your gums. This doesn’t mean you brush those areas; the whole of your mouth needs to be focused on; it is just as important.
It is not just the brushing techniques that keep the teeth clean, but also the type of toothpaste you use. There are many different varieties of toothpaste out there, and I bet that most of you are reading this, pick a random toothpaste off the shelf without reading what it’s all about.
Different kinds of toothpaste have specific jobs. There is toothpaste for whitening, stopping sensitivity, stopping infections from developing, etc. You need to know which one will suit you, so remember that the next time you buy a toothpaste.
The essential tool of brushing your teeth and keeping them clean would be a toothbrush. It may seem obvious, but just like toothpaste, people pick a random toothbrush from the shelf.
Just like toothpaste, there are many different brushes to choose from. Don’t go for the cheap ones; they tend to have hard bristles which is the exact opposite that you want; soft bristles, which can remove plaque and remove dirt from your teeth without harming the gums. Also, you need to remember that the smaller the head, the easier it is to reach around the mouth.
How Often Do I Need To Replace My Toothbrush?
One of the main things you need to remember is replacing your toothbrush at appropriate times. Most people replace their toothbrush as it starts to wear down and some wait until it runs down completely, either way, when bristles wear down, they have a big impact on your gums by tearing them down.
You need to replace your toothbrush every three months, especially after you have had a cold because the germs will stick on your toothbrush, making you ill once again.
Brushing your teeth properly is not an art, but it is something you can easily pick up. By knowing the right way to brush, the right toothpaste and toothbrush to use, you will be able to avoid getting toothaches and infections, and you will be able to keep your teeth healthy.