Brushing teeth is something most of the people do every day. It’s an essential part of the morning routine that we must complete adequately. This easy task deserves more attention than we usually give it to be fully favorable. An extra care while brushing and thinking about it seriously will give healthier teeth, and save the cost and pain of a procedure at the dentist’s office. Brushing teeth is a simple process. It doesn’t take much of your time or materials. Things needed for a perfect brush is a sink, a cup, and a toothbrush and toothpaste, which can easily be purchased from any store. When buying toothpaste, find the one that is right for you. There are many options: whitening, tartar control, cavity protection, and many more. The steps for brushing teeth are as follows:
- Wetting the toothbrush by holding the bristles under water from the faucet just long enough to moisten it. The toothpaste sticks a little better to the brush when the bristles are wet first.
- Squeeze out enough toothpaste to cover half of the bristles and begin the brushing process.
- Now place the head of the toothbrush in the mouth in such a way that the bristles are touching the crowns of the bottom teeth.
- Brush back and forth gently all along the bottom teeth to remove any small pieces of food or sugars that might have been stuck in the grooves.
- Then, move to the inside of the lower teeth. Slowly angle the bristles along the meeting point of the tooth and gum in a way that the brush can completely remove plaque sitting on top of the gum line.
- Now move to the outside part, repeating the same brushing technique gently.
- Now begin to brush the upper teeth. Brush gently on the surfaces used to chew and switch to the inside and outside enamel.
- Focus on the front teeth because those are what others see.
- Once the brushing has been done thoroughly for about two minutes, rinse out the toothbrush under the faucet and rinse out your mouth with a cup of water.
- Don’t swallow the toothpaste which often happens with children brushing teeth. If you consume a significant amount, consult a doctor immediately.
Brushing should be done twice in a day for healthier teeth. Cavities in the teeth are mainly caused when bacteria eat the food particles and sugars and on the teeth, along with the enamel. Therefore, brushing teeth before bed is especially important since the bacteria and germs could potentially remain on the teeth for a longer time.
Whenever a dentist asks, “how do you brush your teeth,” we reply that it is just a simple task, not involving any technique. Brushing is also advised for children who don’t have teeth yet. Parents can clean their gums with just water. This process has to be done gently without causing any bleeding in their mouth. Parents can keep their child from getting gum problems and tooth decay by starting their dental care early. The above-mentioned steps for brushing apply for children also.
Children have to be encouraged for brushing. Photographs of children brushing teeth can be shown to educate them of the procedure. The only care to be taken is that very less amount of toothpaste is to be used and toothbrush with very soft bristles. Brushing should also be done slowly and gently without any trouble or irritation to the child.
Brushing is essential to prevent gum problems and tooth decay as well as to remove the growth of plaque on exposed surfaces of the teeth. No skills or training is required in the proper cleaning of teeth, only following of simple steps of brushing teeth will do. Brushing should occur after waking up, as well as at bedtime. Floss is also recommended after brushing, at least once to clean the plaque between teeth where a brush can’t reach. Visiting a dentist every six months for teeth cleaning is a harmless way to make sure that you have a healthy mouth. Brushing is a simple and quick task that must not be overlooked