When it comes to the care of your teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques do make a difference in the health of your mouth. Establishing a daily oral care routine should not be difficult.
Types of Toothbrushes:
Toothbrushes come in a variety of sizes and bristle styles. Here are some tips to help you choose.
-The ends of the bristles should be rounded; jagged ends can damage your gums.
-Most individuals will benefit from a soft bristled brush. Softer bristles will be gentler on tooth enamel, even if you have a heavy hand when brushing.
-The head of the toothbrush should fit comfortable in your mouth. If the head is too large, you may not be able to properly brush your back teeth.
-Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Grayed or worn out bristles will do more damage than good.
Brushing too hard can wear away the tooth enamel and cause sensitivity.
-Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the tooth surface.
-Use short, gentle back and forth strokes.
-Clean all of the surfaces of your teeth. The inside, outside, and chewing surfaces are all important.
-To brush the inside surfaces of your front teeth hold the brush vertically. Use gentle up and down brush strokes.
-Do not forget to brush your tongue.