The 9 golden rules of tooth brushing

By on December 16, 2013. Posted in .

  1. Using the right Toothbrush. The handle needs to be comfortable, and the size of your brush should be considered. However, the type of toothbrush you use (if it is electric or manual) is unnecessary as if you can brush well with a manual, then you can also brush well with an electric. Remember that it’s not the toothbrush, it’s you.
  2. It is recommended to use a soft-bristled brush. It should be sturdy enough to remove plaque but not hard enough to irritate the gum.
  3. Brushing twice a day is recommended. Three times a day is best, brushing should last at least two minutes, three minutes is even better.
  4. Brushing vigorously can cause gum recession and erode tooth enamel. The trick is to brush very gently for two to three minutes.
  5. Aim your bristles at the gum line at a 45-degree angle and softly brush up and down your teeth, vertical or circular.
  6. Be sure to brush outer and inner tooth surfaces of the back teeth as well as the front teeth,  brushing the same part of their mouth over and over is wrong. Remember the inner surface of the lower front teeth.
  7. Bacteria can grow on an un-rinsed toothbrush. It is important to rinse the toothbrush after  brushing
  8. Letting the Toothbrush Dry, It’s a good idea to shake out the moisture, then recap it with a cap that allows air in
  9. Changing the Toothbrush every three or four months, or even sooner if the bristles look frayed. Once the bristles lose their normal flexibility and start to break apart, change your toothbrush.