Do you know how to brush your teeth properly? Most people have been brushing their teeth since they were two or three years old, but it is possible that they don’t exactly know how they should go about it. Applying toothpaste on the brush and then applying it over the teeth does not get the job done. You have to make sure you clean all your teeth and any residue of food and plaque are cleared off when you brush your teeth. So, do you think you have command over your brushing technique and are doing it right? If not, here’s a guide you can follow:
- The first thing you need to keep in mind is that you have to spend at least two minutes’ brushing your teeth. Most adults barely spend a minute when brushing their teeth, let alone 120 seconds. That’s how long it will take to properly clean your teeth.
- Next, when brushing, use gentle strokes and keep them short. You have to make extra effort to reach the back teeth and the gum line. This is more important for people who have braces or fillings, as they need to work around them. Make sure you apply adequate effort to clean each area.
- The best place to start is your upper teeth. Go from the outer surface of the upper teeth and then move down to clean the lower teeth. Then, move on to the inner surface of your teeth. Once done, brush across the chewing surface of each tooth.
- Last, but not least, get a proper tongue cleaner and clean your tongue at least once a day. While you are at it, do remember to floss your teeth daily.
These are some tips you can follow to brush your teeth properly. This way, you can keep your teeth clean and maintain optimal dental hygiene.