How To Brush Teeth Properly

by | Oct 15, 2015 | Healthy Teeth | 1 comment

What did the dentist say to the golfer?  You have a whole in one…!

Jokes aside, no one likes having fillings.  Learning how to brush teeth properly is the first step to maintaining good oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums. Plus, it helps minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum problems, the major causes of tooth loss.

Step 1: Start with outer and inner surfaces, and brush at a 45-degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes against the gum line. Make sure you reach your back teeth.

Step 2: Move on to chewing surfaces. Hold the brush flat and brush back and forth along these surfaces.

Step 3: Once you get to the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and use gentle up-and-down strokes with the tip of the brush.

Step 4: Be sure to brush your teeth gently along the gum line.

Step 5: Brush your tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and help remove odour-causing bacteria to freshen your breath.

Short tip: Choosing the toothbrush is not so easy. Remember about well-designed bristles and comfortable handle!

Now that you’ve learned proper teeth brushing technique, a little discipline in practicing it every day will help make it feel like second nature. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

And Don’t forget: After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste, but don’t rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash!