Know how to brush to keep your teeth healthy and strong

how to brushYou brush your teeth twice a day, replace worn out bristles regularly and work hard to focus on every area of your teeth. Unfortunately, you still suffer from oral hygiene problems.

Are you just genetically predisposed to these problems? Perhaps. There’s also a chance you’re not brushing properly. Use this checklist to gauge how well you are brushing your teeth.

Proper Brushing Angle: 45 Degrees

When you are brushing your teeth, you need to hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Why? This helps ensure that the maximum amount of plaque gets removed from your teeth. Higher and lower angles will miss important surface areas.

Proper Movement: Back-And-Forth and Up-And-Down

Now that you’re holding your brush properly, you need to use the right technique. Make sure that the bristles are touching both the tooth and the gum line. Move your brush up-and-down and back-and-forth across the surface of your teeth. This variety of movement maximizes cleaning potential and covers the most area.

Brushing the Inside of Your Teeth

After brushing the exterior of your teeth, you need to get the interior (the areas where your tongue touches). Many people ignore this area, but cleaning here is crucial for oral health. Use the same angle and motions mentioned above and use plenty of toothpaste.

Beating Bad Breath

Brushing your teeth using this method isn’t enough to beat bad breath. You also need to brush the top and bottom of your tongue. The angle and motion don’t matter much here: just make sure to cover the whole surface.

These simple brushing tips should help improve your dental hygiene quickly. If you are still struggling to maintain your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more.