Brushing is one of the most important things you cannot miss to do in a day. It is an essential part of your hygiene and it is considered equally important as taking a shower. And even if people have spent so many years of their lives brushing their teeth, there are still a lot of them who fail to do it the correct or the proper way.
It is not enough that you get a toothbrush and apply toothpaste on it and brush your teeth in a back and forth motion. No, that is not what correct brushing is all about. It is important that you observe the proper way to do it to ensure that your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, as well as your gums and your tongue. You also have to make sure that the spaces between your teeth are reached by your toothbrush because this is where plaque buildup could start. Your teeth deserve all the attention it could get.
Here are the most important brushing techniques that you must follow:
1. Before brushing, hold your toothbrush in such a way that it is tilted on a 45 degree angle against your gumline. Then clean your teeth by moving your toothbrush in circular motion many times, on the surfaces of each of your tooth. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth and do the same for your lower teeth.
2. Brush and clean the inner surfaces of your teeth, as well as the chewing surfaces. You may need to spend a little more time on the chewing surfaces because the food usually get stuck in the crevices, especially in your molars.
3. Make sure you do this process until you have covered all of your teeth. Do not forget to brush your tongue as well. It is what’s going to give you a fresher breath. If you follow this process properly, it should take you a total of 2 minutes and 2 minutes is not really a very long time to spend for something that is very important. Just make sure you don’t brush vigorously so that you can avoid damaging the enamel or the protection of your teeth, as well as your gums.