Dr.Lavanya Dental-Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly

Are you brushing your teeth correctly

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. Brushing your teeth properly will help prevent conditions such as gingivitis and tooth decay. If you are not brushing right with the soft-bristled brush you might be causing tooth abrasion or even damaging your gums. so follow these steps to brush your teeth the right way.

How to brush

proper brushing takes at least two minutes’ time that’s right. To properly brush your teeth use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line, hard to reach back teeth, and areas around fillings. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section of follows.

  • Brush the outer surfaces of your upper teeth then your lower teeth. Aim the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line.
  • Repeat on the inside surfaces uses a gentle circular motion.
  • Use light back and forth motion on the chewing surfaces. 

Some tips for proper brushing 

  • We should use a soft-bristled brush which effectively removes plaque and debris from your teeth, without irritating germs or eroding tooth enamel 
  • We should change the brush for every three to four months as soon as the bristles start to splay and lose  their shape 
  • Use fluoride toothpaste it also strengthens the tooth enamel 
  • Before brushing we have to do flossing it removes plaque, bacteria and food particles that get trapped between the teeth where a brush can’t reach 
  • Use a small amount of paste on brush applying too much toothpaste can cause over sudsing, tempting you to spit and increases the risk of you interesting more paste.
  • Brush your tongue gentles 
  • Rinse out your mouth with water and Rinse the brush.

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