Ten Steps to Brushing Your Teeth

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Maybe you think you can brush your teeth. We all learn to brush our teeth as kids, right? It's astonishing how many people misinterpret tooth brushing. Incorrect education may have affected children. In other cases, flaws grew over time. Toothwashing is vital anyway. Follow these 10 steps.  

1. Use the right toothbrush. 

A soft-bristled toothbrush is safest for most people. Medium- and hard-bristled brushes can harm gums, root surfaces, and tooth enamel, depending on how hard you brush and how strong your teeth are. Natural bristles can harbour bacteria, so avoid them.  

2. Replace outdated toothbrushes. 

Great toothbrushes don't last long. The average toothbrush should be thrown away after a few months. Check for bristle wear. If the toothbrush bristles are ragged and crooked, buy a new one. 

3. Brush twice daily 

Brushing once a day is far better than none, but twice is essential. Food can develop plaque in eight hours, so brushing once a day guarantees lots of plaque. 

4. Use proper toothpaste 

You must use fluoride toothpaste. Dental fluoride eliminates plaque and strengthens enamel. Many toothpaste manufacturers provide whitening, desensitising, tartar management, and flavour options. Select your preferred brand. 

5. Use proper technique 

Put a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on. Instead of brushing over your teeth, make little circular motions. Keep your brush at 45° while brushing your front teeth. By opening wide and angling your toothbrush towards the gum line, clean your teeth inside. 

6. Be delicate

Brushing your teeth vigorously does not improve cleaning. Brushing too hard can harm gums and enamel. Toothbrushes that wear out rapidly indicate overbrushing. 

7. Brush long enough 

Cleaning your teeth is boring, so many people brush too quickly. Move slowly around your lips, spending at least ten seconds on each location. Brush your teeth for three minutes. 

8. Brush your tongue 

Yes, your toothbrush is for more than teeth. Tongue bacteria are difficult to eliminate. Brushing is required since mouthwash fails. Fresh toothpaste should be applied to your entire tongue as far as is comfortable. 

9. Rinse toothbrush 

After brushing, your toothbrush will have unpleasant microorganisms. Your next tooth brushing will introduce those bacteria if you don't clean your brush. Set your toothbrush to dry after a quick rinse under the tap. 

10. Floss 

The most overlooked part of tooth cleaning is flossing. Avoid this mistake. Although effective, teeth brushing can't accomplish the job alone. Food particles get lodged between teeth and can only be removed by flossing. Daily flossing between all teeth. 

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