Miguel de Cervantes once said – “Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond,” and we completely agree with the statement. Teeth are very essential for every being on this planet. Imagine how difficult it would be to eat without teeth. If there were no teeth we would rather be living on liquid food. To put it in one statement – teeth are very important and thus we need to protect them by brushing properly
Why brushing teeth is important?
Most of us love eating junk food on a regular basis. By intaking oily, sugary, acidic food we are creating a home for bacterias and other microorganisms. These microorganisms slowly start feeding on the tooth and that spoils the health of our teeth. No, we are not suggesting to completely stop eating junk food, it’s near to impossible. So to safeguard the precious set of tooth one has to adopt proper brushing habits.
Brushing teeth has many benefits,
- First and foremost brushing teeth regularly and properly can reduce the hazardous impact caused by the bacterias.
- The chance of tooth decay can be lessened
- All the parts of a tooth stay strong and healthy.
- It removes stains and yellowness from the teeth
- Bad odor won’t be an issue
Proper brushing techniques
We have been learning about how to brush ever since we were kids, but the question is are we brushing properly. In this blog, we are going to throw some light on the best brushing teeth tips.
Clinically brushing techniques,
This technique is considered one of the most common and effective techniques to avoid gingivitis and maintain proper oral health. Some of the practices under this technique are –
- Hold your toothbrush at 45 degrees angle to your teeth
- Brush in a circular motion, side to side for 15-20 times, gently in short strokes
- Make sure to brush all the surfaces of your teeth – outer, inner, and chewing surfaces
- To clean the inside of your teeth, tilt the brush and make strokes in an up and down manner.
- Make sure to brush every tooth and the tongue – this helps remove plaque and food materials between the teeth and under the gumline and also keeps the tongue clean
FAQs regarding brushing teeth
For how long should I brush my teeth?
Ans. Brushing for 2-3 minutes following the proper brushing technique should make your teeth strong and healthy.
How many times should I brush my teeth in a day?
Ans. It is suggested to brush the teeth twice a day, early in the morning and at the night before going to bed.
How much amount of toothpaste should be used for brushing?
Ans. We see in ads where the entire surface of the toothbrush is covered with toothpaste but in clinical terms using so much toothpaste might spoil the teeth, therefore, using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is considered best for brushing.
What type of toothbrush is safe for brushing?
Ans. Most of us ignore the fact that – Teeth are sensitive and when we used medium or hard-bristled toothbrush, the chances of damage in the teeth is high. So while buying a toothbrush make sure to pick a soft-bristled brush.
What should be the components to check while getting the right toothpaste?
Ans. Dentists suggest using a toothpaste that has more proportion of fluoride in it. To speak specifically, the components that should be there in toothpaste are – Water (20–40%) Abrasives (50%) including aluminum hydroxide, calcium hydrogen phosphates, calcium carbonate, silica, and hydroxyapatite. Fluoride (usually 1450 ppm) is mainly in the form of sodium fluoride.
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Brushing teeth might not be a difficult task, but if taken casually it might result in hazardous dental issues. So it is important to brush the teeth using the proper techniques and tips twice a day using good toothpaste. We might hear a lot of myths about brushing the teeth but when it comes to healthy teeth always listen to a dentist.
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