The right way to brush your teeth

A lot of dentists advise you a million odd things. They tell you to get fillings done or scaling/cleaning done. They may tell you that you need teeth replaced. However a great many forget to tell you - that a lot of dental problems can be prevented. A little care, the correct brushing technique and a regular check up can prevent a host of dental disease.

So even if no one has ever explained to you the correct technique - it is never too late to learn.

Here's a link to the correct brushing technique:

Brushing technique

As shown in the video we don't really need fancy brushes and expensive toothpastes. Any brush or paste from a standard company will do the job. All you really need is the correct technique.

Along with the watching the video here is a list of a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy:

  • your brush every three months irrespective of how new it looks
  • You don't need more than a pea sized blob of toothpaste.
  • Press the paste into the brush/or tap the brush so that the paste goes down between the bristles.
  • Do not exert excessive pressure as you can damage your teeth and gums.
  • It is recommended that you use a SOFT bristle brush unless specified by your dentist.
  • . Clean your tongue.
  • Massage your gums with your fingers gently.
  • Not all patients require a mouthwash. If you are using one or want to use one - make sure you speak to your dentists about it. OTC mouthwashes are a dime a dozen - some of them have a few side effects. So make sure that you speak to your dentist before using one long term.
  • . Flossing is an ideal way to supplement your brushing however if you are not going to do it regularly it doesn't have much value.
  • So Happy Brushing you pearly whites :)

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