- Admin By: Admin
- Posted: 13 Mzo 2019
Brushing your teeth is an important part of regular oral hygiene. To have a healthy mouth and smile, the ADA recommends:
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle brush. The size and shape of the brush should adapt to your mouth and allow you to reach all areas with ease.
Replace the toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles wear out. A worn toothbrush will not clean the teeth.
Be sure to use a fluoridated toothpaste accepted by the ADA.
Appropriate technique for brushing teeth
Place the toothbrush at a 45 ° angle with the gums.
Move the brush back and forth gently with short movements that cover the teeth completely.
Brush teeth on the exterior, interior and chewing surfaces.
To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up and down movements.
Brush your tongue to eliminate bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Of course, brushing your teeth is only part of a complete routine oral care. You should also make sure:
Clean between teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaner. The bacteria that cause cavities survive between the teeth, where the brush bristles do not reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
Follow a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals.
Visit the dentist frequently for cleanings and professional oral check-ups.