A beautiful smile is attractive. To have one, you need to take care of your teeth. One of the ways to do that is to brush your teeth regularly. The importance of brushing your teeth has been emphasised over the years. Most people understand that cleaning their teeth is a necessary routine. However, most people are not aware that there is a right way of brushing your teeth and a wrong way. If you do the latter, then you might end up damaging your teeth.
To make sure that you are brushing your teeth properly, you should check the following:
- How you brush your teeth- it is important to thoroughly clean your teeth. Cleaning them involves more than just cleaning the enamel part of the tooth. To properly brush your teeth, you need to brush the outer surface and inner surface of both your lower and upper teeth. You should also clean the chewing surface of the teeth and to ensure you have fresh breath you need to clean your tongue in the process.
- The type of toothbrush that you use- when choosing the type of tooth brush to use, you should ensure that it has the right bristles. Do not buy one with very hard or very soft bristles. The bristles should be tough enough to remove dirt from your teeth but not too hard to damage them. If you are uncertain about the quality of a toothbrush, you can always ask your dentist to recommend one.
- Frequency of brushing your teeth - How many times do your brush your teeth? How long do you brush them? It is important to brush your teeth at least two to three times in a day. When you brush your teeth, you are advised to brush for at least two minutes. It is estimated that although, most people religiously brush their teeth, few brush it for the required amount of time. You are also advised not to brush your teeth excessively. Excessive brushing could expose the root to damage. It could also irritate your gums and lead to bleeding.
Brushing the teeth is one of the fundamental ways of taking care of your teeth. You should not do it as a routine but ensure that you understand the right way to do it. This is the only way, you can be sure that it will make a difference.