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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Steps In Effectively Brushing Your Teeth

It is equally important to care for your gums the same as you would care for your overall well-being. Though brushing your teeth after meals and before you sleep are perhaps obvious ways of caring for your gums, there are ways to effectively do it.

Step 1: Place a small amount of fluoride or toothpaste on the head of the toothbrush. Make sure that you use a soft brush so you will not be uncomfortable brushing your teeth with it.

Step 2: This may sound too technical but brushing your teeth is not just randomly brushing it up and down but rather, you have to discipline yourself that the toothbrush is at a forty five degree angle to the gum line.

Step 3: What you have to do next is to move the brush not in an upward and downward motion on your teeth but rather, move it in a small circular motion. Discipline yourself into brushing each of your teeth in this manner. Take note that you should not press your toothbrush too hard against your teeth and make sure to keep the bristles of the toothbrush against the gum line. Remember, the bristles of the toothbrush are the ones that are supposed to clean the teeth and also make sure that they are able to reach the spaces between your teeth. Do the same with the back side of your teeth, the ones which are facing your tongue.

Step 4: When it comes to cleaning the inside of the bottom of the front teeth, position your toothbrush in such an angle that it you can do an upwards and downwards motion. Make sure that the tip of the head is aimed at the ceiling of the mouth inside then brush in a circular motion.

Step 5: Brushing your teeth is not limited to your teeth alone. By brushing your tongue as you brush your teeth, you are promoting a healthier and fresher breath. Though you do not need to be rough, and just a gentle brushing will do. Just brush the back of your tongue and then forward but refrain from scrubbing it.

Step 6: Make sure you rinse your teeth after brushing it for a minute or two. Now, this may not be advice on how to brush your teeth effectively but then again, make it a point to replace your toothbrush every two months.

Brushing your teeth should not be done carelessly. Keep in mind that brushing your teeth is promoting good health and knowing how to better brush it will get you healthy gums and a fresher breath.