5 Tips for Effective Brushing

We all have been told since a very young age about the importance of teeth brushing and by the time we grow up, most of us become habitual to daily brushing.

But, have you ever considered the fact that you might have been doing it all wrong since day one?

Yes! Although teeth brushing seems to be a simple task, very few people do it the right way.

There is no point in brushing your teeth twice a day if you are doing it the wrong way. The importance of learning the right way of teeth brushing is critical to one’s overall health, but it has increased manifolds in light of modern research studies that tell us how bad oral health, gum disease in particular, is connected with certain diseases, including diabetes and even cardio-vascular disease.

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5 Basic Tips for Effective Brushing

Keeping in view this increased importance of oral hygiene, we have come up with these simple, yet useful tips to get the full benefits of brushing your teeth.

1.     Be Choosy

While the quality of being choosy and picky is often criticized, this is what one should be when it comes to brushing. Choose your toothbrush and toothpaste wisely. In addition to the quality, consider the size of the toothbrush. It should neither be too large nor too small; one that fits perfectly in your hand and mouth is ideal. Also, make sure the toothpaste contains fluoride and is certified by the American Dental Association.

2.     Be Gentle on Your Teeth

Being gentle with your teeth and gums is critical for oral health. If you brush too hard, you are doing them more harm than good.

3.     Be Patient

This is what most of us have to learn. Don’t rush.

Do you know how long you should brush your teeth?

2 minutes!

4.     Increase Your Reach

Rather than simply brushing your front teeth within a few seconds, make sure that you reach every corner of your mouth to get rid of bacteria. This is why flossing is recommended after brushing.

5.     Don’t Hold On Your Toothbrush for Long

Sometimes people, children in particular, are not ready to give up on their favorite toothbrush. And this is one of the biggest mistakes when it comes to oral health. Old toothbrushes often become hideouts of bacteria and imagine what they could do to your teeth. Dentists recommend changing it after every 3 months, at least.

We hope these simple tips can help! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.