Are you regularly visiting your dentist for dental treatment? Then you should be taking care of your oral health more efficiently. Brushing and flossing your teeth is the easiest thing that you can do to make sure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are in good condition. If you do this daily task effectively you can protect your teeth from decay or a cavity and save yourself from expensive and invasive dental treatments and procedures.
Use the right kind of toothbrush. Make sure the size of the toothbrush matches the size of your mouth, so that it skillfully reaches all your teeth and cleans them accurately. The shape is important too, to clean the tight corners or behind the teeth. You can use angled or crisscrossed bristles to clean the crevices between your teeth.
Spend enough time for brushing. It is understandable that now-a-days the world is too busy and during our morning rush we may not have enough time to brush our teeth effectively, but oral health cannot be ignored. It is recommended that you should brush your teeth properly at least for 2-3 minutes. Avoid quick brushing.
Do not immediately rinse your mouth with water after you are done with brushing. Spitting your toothpaste is fine, but as soon as the water enters your mouth, it quickly cuts the purpose and efficiency of fluoride from your toothpaste. Use a mouthwash or mouth rinse that has fluoride instead of rinsing with water. Flossing is important, make it a habit that you floss daily, at least once a day to remove plaque that is between your teeth, where it is difficult for your toothbrush to reach.
Cleaning your tongue is essential too. After brushing your teeth, make sure you clean your tongue to prevent bad breath and the removal of bacteria. Use a tongue cleaner or you can even use the bristles of your brush to clean your tongue.
Your brushing techniques and motion should be correct. The correct way to brush your teeth can be demonstrated by your dental hygienist. Your toothbrush must touch your teeth and gum line. Avoid brushing very hard in such a way that the bristles bend on your teeth as this can lead to gum recession and tooth abrasion.
Do not use the same toothbrush for a long period of time. Make sure you change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
These are simple guidelines on how to make sure that you are brushing properly and maintaining decent care of your teeth and gums. If you want more information, you can contact the dentists in Calgary at Expressions Dental™ or make an appointment at +1 (403) 252 7733.