Right ways to brush your teeth

Right ways to brush your teeth



1st News recently posted an article on Common mistakes of brushing the teeth



Many of us were taught how to properly brush our teeth when younger; we still apply the same wrong brushing method and it even follows us into adulthood.


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Let us check out the appropriate ways to brush our teeth.



Brush lightly:


Hard brushing damages the gums. So it is advised to brush gently to avoid bruising the teeth and gums. To properly brush your teeth; use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line, hard-to-reach back teeth; and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration.



Brush twice daily:


It is recommended that you brush twice daily; in the morning and at night before go to bed. When you brush twice daily; you can be rest assured that you don’t have food particles lingering in your teeth. Brushing in the morning will aid clear away the plaque that accumulated overnight. Brushing at night helps to prevent your teeth from getting attacked by bacteria.


Use an extra-soft or soft-bristled toothbrush:


Changing your toothbrush regularly is highly recommended; and choosing the right type of toothbrush is very vital. Shredded or worn out toothbrush are no longer effective in cleaning the teeth. For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth; particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity.



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Use the right toothpaste:


With several options of toothpaste to choose from; it can be quite daunting trying to select which toothpaste is right for you. You can ask your dentist or dental hygienist which toothpaste is right for you.

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Olanike Akinrimisi

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