Do you brush your teeth properly?
Everyone knows that brushing teeth plays an important role in protecting their dental health, but not everyone brushes teeth in the right way. So why do you need to brush your teeth properly?
Because this will help you to have a healthier teeth and impact that brushing brings to will be better. Find out the following advice of the American Dental Association to know if you brush your teeth properly or not!
1. Select an appropriate toothbrush
Choosing a right toothbrush is very important. When choosing a toothbrush, you should choose one that has suitable size and shape with your mouth. That will allow the toothbrush to reach all areas of the mouth easily. Bizs+ toothbrush completely satisfies these requirements.
Also remember to change the brush regularly, every 3-4 months, or change before the bristles brush is frayed. Remember that a bad brush will also affect the cleaning of your teeth!
2. Brushing time
You think brushing as long as possible will be better? Not really! To have healthy teeth, the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (a mineral that strengthens the enamel, helping against acid), and the ideal time for each brushing is about 2 minutes. Just keep it steady so you can get rid of plaque and prevent cavities.
3. How to brush your teeth
Steps to brush properly (according to the American Dental Association):
- Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
- Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
- To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
- Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Note: When brushing should be very careful and gentle, do not brush too hard to avoid damaging the gums.
You should also use dental floss to clean between teeth daily. Many bacteria that cause tooth decay still linger between teeth, where the toothbrush cannot reach. The use of floss removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. And then, you will have healthy teeth!