Choose the right toothbrush: First of all, choose a soft bristle toothbrush for teeth care. Hard hair can damage your gums and tooth enamel.
Use toothpaste containing fluoride: Apply a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to your toothbrush. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
Keep the toothbrush in the correct position: Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gums. This angle allows the bristles to effectively clean both your teeth and gums.
Change your toothbrush: Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head (if using an electric toothbrush) every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles are worn out.
Brush gently: Use a gentle, circular or back-and-forth motion to clean your teeth. Avoid brushing too hard, as this can damage the gums and cause enamel erosion.
Brush all surfaces of teeth:
Be sure to brush all tooth surfaces
The outer surfaces of your upper and lower teeth.
The inner surface (tongue-side) of your upper and lower teeth.
The chewing surfaces of your molars.
Don’t forget to clean your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Spend enough time: Brush for at least two minutes. You may want to divide your mouth into four sections and spend about 30 seconds on each section to ensure a thorough clean.
Be gentle on your gums: Although you should brush along your gum line, do so gently to avoid damage or bleeding. Proper brushing can help prevent gum disease.
Don’t forget your tongue: Use your toothbrush or tongue scraper to gently clean your tongue. This can help in removing the bacteria responsible for bad breath.
Rinse your mouth: After brushing, rinse your mouth with water to remove toothpaste and dirt.
Choose the right time: It is best to brush your teeth at least twice a day – in the morning and before bed. It helps remove food particles and plaque that accumulate during the day.
Floss regularly:- In addition to brushing, it is important to floss daily to clean between your teeth and remove trapped food particles and plaque.
Visit your dentist: Regular dental checkups are important to maintain oral health. Your dentist can identify problems early and provide professional cleanings.
Oral Care: Remember that proper brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are all part of a comprehensive oral care routine. Following these steps can help keep your teeth and gums healthy and your smile bright.