Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things to keep the health of your smile.
Often, people believe that with a strong and rapid brushing they will remove the dirt from the teeth and leave them whiter. Unfortunately, it is a serious mistake. The only thing that is achieved with this technique is hurting the gums and it does not fight agents that cause cavities and other diseases such as Gingivitis.
Let’s see what the techniques of a good brushing are.
A good brushing
A good brushing is done with a soft-bristled brush which is no more than 3 months old – 4 months at the maximum. That means you should change your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Also, use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
The brushing should be smooth taking special care in brushing each and every face of the teeth: up, down, the front, the back, and the sides.
Make an effort to reach those places of difficult access such as where the wisdom teeth are, the back of the uppers, and so on. Remember to brush well the areas that have arrangements such as crowns, bridges, or implants.
The movements must be vertical from top to bottom and from bottom to top, covering the teeth, gingiva and the union between both. The gums and tongue should also be gently brushed to remove bacteria and give a good mouth breath.
When finished, rinse the mouth with plenty of cold water. Proper brushing takes at least two minutes and should be done 2 times a day. It is very important especially before bedtime. So, even how hard and tiring your day may be, do not forget this essential point of oral hygiene. You will avoid hundreds of posterior headaches with the help of this.
After brushing, do not forget to rinse your toothbrush with water and place it in a clean and dry area. If possible, hang it so that it does not touch other areas of the bathroom.
Although we put our best efforts, there will still be parts that the toothbrush cannot reach, like for example between the teeth. For that, we must make use of dental floss. Floss starting with one hand and hook it to the other one creating a 4 to 5-centimeter line. Insert the thread between the teeth moving from the front to the back. Avoid hitting the gum. Use clean wire parts for each sector.
It may bleed, but it will stop bleeding as the gums swell. However, if bleeding is frequent or excessive, consult your dentist.
You can incorporate using mouthwashes daily into the cleaning routine. Of course, you should consult with your dentist which ones are right for you to use.
A good daily mouthwash product prevents the proliferation of bacteria that cause bad breath. It also helps eliminate infectious bacteria and plaque.
Brushing is vitally important. You may keep the dentist away for only a short period of time. One must not totally eliminate dental check-ups from his life. It is very important to visit the dentist every 6 months to perform a deep cleaning, remove plaque with specific instruments, place fluoride, polish the teeth and return their natural shine. In addition, the dentist can detect premature diseases such as gingivitis and give them prompt treatment.