The average person takes at least three meals per day. We use our teeth to chew food that is partially digested in our mouth. However, even after taking water after eating, some particles are left between the teeth, and on the interface between gums and teeth.
The importance of brushing your teeth properly, although overlooked, cannot be understated. It helps prevent conditions such as tooth decay, and gingivitis, wards off bad breath, and improves general tooth health. It also has psychological advantages such as improving your confidence and enhancing your mood. Most people don't know how to brush their teeth properly.
How to Brush your Teeth
Apply some toothpaste to your toothbrush and drizzle a little water on it. Start with the upper molars (back teeth) focusing on the outer part of the teeth. Move in a clockwise direction brushing at least 3 teeth with every swipe. Ensure that you are brushing them in a circular motion. Do this for about 20 seconds for an equal number of strokes. Repeat the process for lower teeth.
Do the same for the lower and upper premolars and molars before moving to the inner part of your teeth. Clean the inside surface of the front teeth by tipping the toothbrush at a comfortable angle for you; 30° works well for most people. Finish by gently brushing the inside of your cheeks and tongue.
Tips for Brushing
First, brush your teeth at least twice a day: in the morning and before you get to bed. Avoid eating or drinking anything other than water after brushing at night. Replace your toothbrush after every three to four months.
If you need professional tooth cleaning services, give us a call and we will schedule an appropriate time for you to come in and have your teeth cleaned. We have the right technology and expertise to keep your mouth healty and clean.
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