Posted on Mar 9, 2022 180
6 rules for effective tooth brushing
Experts believe nowadays people eat too many sweet and not enough hard foods. And often it turns out that hygienic procedures do not improve the health of the teeth, but on the contrary, damage them. So how do you keep your teeth clean and healthy?
1. Brush your teeth at least 2 minutes, and a good toothpaste with fluoride. You should not wet the brush and fill it with paste - a pea-sized drop will suffice. While brushing, make circular motions on each tooth. Brushing too vigorously can lead to irritation and gum inflammation.
2. It is recommended that you use a medium-sized toothbrush that can reach hard-to-reach places. Floss once a day to clean between your teeth.
3. Mouthwashes are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It only gives you a pleasant odor and freshens your breath. Rinsing with it after brushing your teeth is also inappropriate, because this process removes fluoride. It is better to rinse your mouth with it after eating.
4. It is considered that you should brush your teeth after each meal, but not that simple. When you eat food/liquids, the pH level in your mouth decreases, making it acidic. If you brush your teeth right after a meal, you can damage your enamel, which is already weakened by the increased acidity. It is better to wait for about 1 hour and then use your brush. It is recommended to brush your teeth at night and at least once during the day. Many people brush their teeth in the morning before breakfast, which is wrong. There should be at least 30 minutes between brushing and eating.
5. Tea, red wine, spices like curry, smoking tobacco have the maximum effect on the color of your teeth. If you can not give up staining products, it is desirable at least to reduce their quantity to a minimum and to buy high-quality toothpaste.
6. Home tooth whitening is fraught with problems-it’s ineffective and dangerous for your teeth/gums. You can whiten your teeth only in dental clinics, and even there you have to be careful because the whitening procedures that are so popular nowadays can be unsafe and may damage your tooth enamel.