Brushing teeth is key in good oral hygiene, therefore it is very important to know how to brush your teeth correctly. But do you know how to do it?
Brushing eliminates the accumulation of plaque on the teeth and gums, but if we do not do it correctly, it is useless to be 2 or 3 minutes with the brush. In addition we must complete it with the use of dental floss or interdental brushes, so we will eliminate the remains of food that could remain between our teeth.
How to brush correctly
The Bass technique is the best known and involves making vertical movements of the gum at the edge of the tooth at a 45-degree angle. It is also recommended that each tooth be brushed for 10-15 seconds.
Do not exert too much pressure in brushing. Tighten more against the teeth does not achieve more cleaning, in fact, we damage the enamel of our teeth.
Exerting too much force can cause bleeding and a receding gum causing tooth sensitivity and erosion in the enamel of our teeth.
Neither do you have to put a lot of paste in the toothbrush, with the size of a pea is more than enough to do your job.
Electric or manual brush?
Brushing teeth, the main thing is to learn to brush your teeth first. Although the brush is electric, if we do not perform the correct movements, we will not eliminate all the food remains.
Remember to change the toothbrush, either manual or electric, every 3 months. Advance the change if you have gone through an infectious process or if the filaments are very worn.
- You should brush your teeth inside and out, with vertical movements.
- The tongue is also brushed.
- Do not forget to dental flossing at night.
- Take a balanced diet and go to the reviews with your dentist, they will maintain good oral health