The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth
Yes, there is a proper way to brush your teeth!
*Always choose a soft bristle toothbrush , must be able to clean between teeth and gum line
*Choose the right size toothbrush for your mouth
*Make sure the toothbrush is comfortable to hold
*Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
*Never cover your toothbrush (this allows bacteria to stay on brush head)
*Think gentle, you do not need to scrub your teeth , brushing too hard is damaging your teeth and gums
*Always brush for at least 2 minutes , 2 times a day. This is what is needed to maintain a healthy mouth.
*Aim your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle
*Use a pea size amount of toothpaste( more is not better)
*Use a gentle circular motion
*Brush inside surfaces
*Use a back and forth motion on chewing surfaces
*Brush a few teeth at a time
Don’t forget to floss
*Ease the floss between each tooth
*discard floss after each use
Also , don’t forget your tongue. Use your toothbrush to gently glide over the surface and sides of your tongue.
With these few simple steps . You are well on your way to a healthy smile!