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Brushing the teeth is very important in the prevention of gum
disease, plaque and tooth decay. Teeth should be brushed twice a day to
remove bits of food left between them. Many people think that brushing
the teeth is very simple. Some strokes over here and another over there.
The fact is; there is a proper way even in brushing the teeth.
Brushing too light can leave bacteria that cause plaque, gum disease and
bad breath. Brushing too hard also has consequences because it can
damage our teeth. It scrapes away the protective enamel which makes our
teeth strong.The type of tooth brush we use is also important.
For the removal of plaque and debris in between teeth, we should use a
soft bristled brush with small heads to reach all areas of the mouth. A
toothbrush should be changed every three months or when it shows signs
of wear, whichever comes first. It should also be change or replaced
after a cold because germs can accumulate or be trapped in the bristles
which can lead to infection again. There are two kinds of toothbrush in
the market today, the manual and the electric toothbrush.There
are also different kinds of toothpaste for different conditions of the
teeth. There are toothpastes designed for cavities, gingivitis, tartar,
teeth with stains and sensitive teeth. A dentist should be consulted
for the right kind of toothpaste to be used.Steps in brushing the
teeth:1. Rinse toothbrush - The toothbrush should be rinsed
before using. This is done so that germs that accumulated since the last
use can be removed.
2. Put toothpaste - Put a pea sized blob of toothpaste on the tooth
brush for adults and just a smear for children.
3. Brushing the teeth - The toothbrush should be slightly angled to
the gums. Brush the teeth in small circular movements across the entire
teeth making sure that the front and back are covered. Again, do not
apply too much pressure on the toothbrush because it can damage the gums
and scrape off some protective enamel. To clean the back part of the
front teeth, use an up and down movement using the top of the brush. It
is also important to thoroughly clean the back part of the teeth.
4. Brush the tongue - Brushing the tongue is also important because
bacteria can also accumulate here that cause bad breath.
5. Spit out the toothpaste - After brushing, spit out the
toothpaste. If you can do away with rinsing don't rinse, it is better to
leave the residue of the toothpaste on the teeth to give added
6. Floss and mouthwash - Use floss once a day to be sure that there
is nothing left in between the teeth. Also use a mouthwash for added
protection.Even if brushing is done properly, a dentist should
also be consulted at least twice a year.
Learn more about electric toothbrush and
choose one that is right for you. Choose the electric toothbrush in the
market today. Choose the Philip's Sonic Care Toothbrush!