“How do I brush my teeth properly?”
One of the questions we hear very commonly is.. “How do I brush my teeth properly?”
Well, to answer that completely, we need to address how to select the proper toothbrush, toothpaste and other auxiliary cleaning aids as well. But sticking to the question at hand, we believe the following video is the way to go.
Remember : Proper brushing takes 2 to 3 minutes at the very least and should be done with a toothbrush in good condition.
Step 1: Start with outer and inner surfaces, and brush at a 45-degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes against the gum line. Make sure you reach your back teeth.
Step 2: Move on to chewing surfaces. Hold the brush flat and brush back and forth along these surfaces.
Step 3: Once you get to the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and use gentle up-and-down strokes with the tip of brush.
Step 4: Be sure to brush your teeth gently along the gum line.
Step 5: Brush your tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and help remove odor-causing bacteria to freshen your breath. Also brush the roof of your mouth to fully cleanse the oral cavity.
*Use of Dental floss, mouthwash and other interproximal cleaning aids should be adjuncts to proper brushing.