Toothache, cavity, abscessed tooth, damaged pulp…all this and a lot more could have been avoided, had you been brushing your teeth right. Brushing your teeth in the correct manner is as important as doing the job itself. While all of us do the brushing job daily, there are only a few who know how to it the right way.
Brushing is essential
As a kid many of us have hated rubbing out teeth to and fro with the toothbrush. But only because of our parents who told us to brush, we were forced to perform the mundane job. Today as grown ups we all realize the importance of brushing.
When you brush your teeth, you are able to get rid of food particles that may subsequently lead to cavities. Brushing also massages your gums and freshens your breath too. By brushing your teeth you are keeping various tooth ailments like periodontal diseases, decay and gingivitis at bay.
Choosing the right brush
The first step to brushing your teeth the right way begins with choosing the right toothbrush. As a rule of thumb, opt for brushes that are soft. Toothbrushes with hard bristles can wear away your gum line, increasing your risk of periodontal diseases. A soft brush may be gentle but is effective enough to clean your teeth.
The expert’s advice can prove to be valuable if you are looking at a new toothbrush. In case you don’t have an expert at your aid, go for the toothbrushes that bear the seal of the American Dental Association. These days, there are various hi-tech toothbrushes that are either electronic or come with an array of features. You could even opt for one of these.
Doing it the right way
The act to perfect brushing just does not end at choosing the right toothbrush. You must be using the toothbrush in the right manner to get the whole act correct. To do so, you need to establish a fixed routine first. This means you should brush your teeth the same way each day. Begin with the same place and proceed in the same manner.
Always press your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. While brushing your teeth move your brush in circular movements. Take particular noted of the gum line. This is because it is the gum line that is the first attack of gingivitis. Many a times, people miss out the roof of their mouth and tongue while brushing. Make sure you brush them too. Brushing the roof of the mouth and tongue is important if you want to have a fresh breath.
So next morning when you pick up that toothbrush, make sure you use it in the right manner.