Brushing teeth is not as easy as it seems! But it’s vital when done right. Incorrect brushing, on the other hand, seriously affects our molars, which are our chewing teeth. But don’t worry, you can get rid of these problems with the right tooth brushing method.
Make sure that your toothbrush is soft enough to reach the base of all your teeth, remove bacteria, and remove plaque from your teeth and gums. Contrary to popular belief, brushes with hard bristles do not clean your teeth and they also wear down your teeth. Because plaque can cause tooth decay as well as gum diseases. Make sure you choose your manual or electric toothbrush with your dentist. The size of the brush head is even more important if you have a small mouth. Brushes come in various sizes and different angles. Some are more flexible than others.
One of the most common mistakes is to act with the thought that cleaning your teeth can be accomplished through brushing hard. The true way to do it is to brush your teeth by massaging your teeth and gums.
Stop rushing while brushing your teeth as if you have somewhere to be. Each brushing should take 2 minutes and should be repeated at least 2 times a day.
No matter how satisfied you are with the toothbrush you use, you have to change your toothbrush at regular intervals like everything else. Change your toothbrush every 3 months, and change it immediately if you see changes in its bristle structure and color. Because when the bristles are worn out, they lose their strength. Also, leave your toothbrush out in the open while wet to prevent mold and bacteria from growing.
It is one of the most common mistakes. Brush your teeth in a circular motion as if you were massaging them. Otherwise, you can do damage without realizing. Also, be careful to brush not only the visible surfaces of your teeth, but the invisible surfaces you cannot see and the starting points of the gums. Tilt the brush up and down to clean the inside of your front teeth. And don’t forget to brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria.
Sometimes brushing your teeth immediately to get rid of food residues can accelerate the damage acids cause in your mouth after eating. Wait at least 15-20 minutes to brush your teeth after eating.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, at least 2 minutes each time. While brushing, get help from products that will support your teeth cleaning, such as floss and mouthwash.