How Should Teeth Be Brushed? Brushing Guide!
Preserving our oral and dental health is particularly important for both our teeth and our whole body. Bacterial plaques and food residues on the teeth may cause deformation of the teeth and gum diseases over time. When we clean our teeth with the proper brushing technique, we safeguard our oral and dental health and prevent anticipated problems. Brushing teeth with the wrong tooth brushing technique, ineffective brushing with a soft toothbrush, using a hard toothbrush, and frequent brushing is among the mechanical causes of receding gums. Structural disorders of the lip and gum ligament, various gum diseases, faulty fillings, and coatings cause receding gums. Tooth extraction is a profoundly severe problem. For this reason, it is critical to brush the teeth correctly.
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What Are the Techniques You Should Use in Brushing Teeth?
One of the most frequent mistakes with the brushing routine is keeping the brushing time short. It is possible to say that the brushing time recommended by dentists is approximately 120 seconds. However, if you are certain to brush all your teeth, this period may go up or down a little bit. When brushing your teeth, it is recommended to pay attention to the following details:
- There is no need to use abundant toothpaste. Paste as much as a lentil grain will be sufficient.
- Let us make sure we brush from the gum to the tooth, with the toothbrush facing our gums, that is, sweeping at a 45-degree angle.
- The most neglected teeth in our mouth are the inner surfaces of our posterior teeth and they are areas with tooth deficiency the most. No matter how difficult it is to brush these areas, we should give importance to does areas with tooth deficiency. These areas are suitable for collecting tartar and plaque. They may cause cavity formation over time.
- Make sure you also clean the back of each tooth. Especially the part of the anterior teeth facing the palate, the inner parts of the lower anterior teeth can often be skipped or brushed incorrectly. This may cause discoloration of the skipped surfaces and the formation of tartar on them.
- Tongue and palate brushing is often neglected in the toothbrushing routine. However, the area in your mouth where the most concentrated bacteria is found in your tongue. Use tongue scrapers daily to gently strip your tongue from back to front. Be careful not to scrub in the opposite direction to avoid pushing the bacteria into the interior. If the process of stripping your tongue makes you nauseous, start slower and start from the front, as you get used to it, you can start doing it fully.
- Although tooth brushing is especially important, we cannot say it alone is sufficient. Because the bacteria that remain in places where our toothbrush cannot grow or between teeth is one of the most significant causes of cavities.
Floss that you will use regularly will help for maximum protection. Interface brush, dental floss, etc. Other oral care products are other products that can help you brush your teeth. For oral and dental health, doing your dental care completely and without delay will prevent problems that may occur and provide adequate protection.
Correct Toothpaste Selection and Brushing Frequency
Using the right toothpaste is one of the most important steps in the brushing routine. You should choose the toothpaste according to the needs of your teeth and gums.
- For example, if you have sensitivity problems in your teeth, kinds of toothpaste that promise a solution may be preferred.
- Individuals with sensitive and easily bleeding gums may prefer pastes that care for and protect their gums.
- Those who do not have any sensitivity or dental problems may prefer whitening-effective pastes that can lighten their teeth a few tones.
It may be more helpful to consult your dentist and get personal advice regarding your toothpaste selection.
Finally, it is recommended you change your toothbrush every three to four months to have a more effective brushing routine. You can visit the dentist every six months to make sure everything is fine.