A Step-by-Step Guide to Effectively Brushing Teeth
Brushing your teeth is essential in maintaining a healthy oral cavity. It aids in removing bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. According to the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, brushing your teeth is the most commonly performed and recommended oral hygiene practice.
Check out our step-by-step procedure on how to brush your teeth based on the Canadian Dental Association.
- When brushing your teeth, put your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. Direct the soft bristles to where your teeth and gums meet. Brush gently using a massaging, circular and up and down movement. Avoid scrubbing too hard to prevent gums from receding.
- Brush every nook and cranny of your oral cavity! This includes the tongue side, chewing surface and cheek side. Clean every all surfaces of the tooth.
- Brush thoroughly for at least two to three minutes. We suggest to time yourself when brushing, to ensure you are brushing for the recommended duration.
- Try brushing in a reverse mode or pattern. Often times, people brush their teeth, in the same way, all the time, which can result in continuously missing the same spots each time.
- Choose the right toothbrush. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with the right size and shape that can help you clean and reach your teeth all the way at the back of your mouth. You can ask your dentist to recommend the best toothbrush for you. Remember to replace your toothbrush every three months.
Always keep your teeth clean to maintain a healthy oral cavity. If you have any questions on proper brushing technique, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us at Southwood Dental Studio in London. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is our top priority!
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