Dental Problems

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

How to Avoid Black Spots on Teeth?We all brush our teeth everyday, but how many of us know how to brush your teeth properly? Not many I guess. Well, this improper brushing leads to different types of dental problems. I am sure if we know the basic and right techniques of brushing, then we can get rid of these problems.

Tips and Techniques for proper Brushing

  • First and foremost keep all your oral care products handy. Like toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, tongue cleaner etc.
  • Take some toothpaste in your soft bristle toothbrush. Make sure the toothpaste you are using contains fluoride and have a seal of American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Always apply short strokes with your brush angle at a 45 degree. You should also follow up with up and down strokes to clean up the inside part of your front teeth.
  • Make sure that you brush along with your gum line. This is a very important practice, as it helps to keep away any kind of gum problems. But use gentle strokes as harsh strokes can cause damage to your gum.
  • Along with the teeth, you should also brush your tongue to clean all the bacteria deposited on them. This helps you from bad breath.
  • It is very important to brush your molars at the back, as it is a good place for the bacteria to hide.
  • After proper brushing, spit the toothpaste out and wash your mouth properly with water and mouth wash.

Things to avoid

  • Always try to replace your toothbrush after every illness that you have suffered.
  • Don’t brush your teeth immediately after you eat dessert. Wait for some 10 minutes and then brush your teeth.
  • You should never use other’s toothbrush for brushing your teeth.

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