Getting the right equipment
First of all, you should find a high-quality toothbrush. Toothbrushes with soft and gentle nylon bristles are a good option. You should also look for a toothbrush that feels good in your hand, allowing you to handle it in the right way during the process. The head must have a size that can reach the most isolated places in your mouth. Electric toothbrushes can be effective, but in the end, it’s all about the technique you are using.
Of course, you should also change your toothbrush from time to time. Perform a visual inspection and if the bristles are missing or they are damaged, you should buy a new one. When it comes to toothpaste, use one based on fluoride. Don’t forget that the use of dental floss is beneficial too. Toothbrushes do a good job but they can’t get into all the nook, crannies and gaps that everybody has in their teeth, and regular flossing reaches the parts toothbrushes cannot reach.
How to brush your teeth in the right way
To start with, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Next, the bristles should be set at a 45-degree angle at the gum line. Circular or vertical motions can be applied. Brushing should last between 3 and 5 minutes. Every spot in your mouth should get about 15 seconds of your attention. During this process, don’t forget to pay special attention to the molars. Use in-an-out motion to finish this task.
Position your toothbrush toward the gum line and brush every tooth from the inside too. In the end, gently brush the tongue.
Rinse your mouth and your toothbrush with fresh water. You can also use mouthwash if you want to be sure that all the harmful bacteria are eliminated.
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