All of us brush our teeth daily, once or twice in a day but do we really do it the way it should. Furthermore, many of us are not even aware about the type of brush we need to be using. So, let us dig into some interesting or rather enlightening information of sorts around brushing your teeth properly.
Brushing needs to be done using a proper technique. If you happen to brush your teeth really hard or over brush, it might damage your teeth as per dental experts. Brushing hard causes the enamel wear and tear, gums to recede besides cavities on the roots.
Here are a few tips on brushing your teeth properly without causing damage –
Brush Gently – Your gums are soft and sensitive so whenever you brush, brush your teeth like you iron your pure silk sarees, softly and not like you scrub your bathroom floor. Move your brush in clockwise circular movements gently across your teeth. Do not try the saw like motion.
The Right Brush – Many of us think that buying a brush with hard bristles will help us in keeping our teeth clean. But, it is a myth and a we need to be aware of the fact that a brush with soft bristles can work with better efficiency and without damaging your enamel. Particularly if you have sensitive teeth, a soft brush is a must have for you.
Floss and Clean – Many of us simply brush our teeth sometimes once a day and sometimes twice a day but many of us do not floss or clean our tongue on an every day basis. This will help you keep mouth odour besides avoiding plaque deposits on your teeth.
Dental Visits routine – Do cleaning of your teeth every six months from your dentists. This will help you keep dental issues at bay.
Well, brushing your teeth the way it should be done can help you reduce a lot of your dental issues and keep your teeth in shape for a longer period. Do it for a beautiful smile that lasts years longer and allows you to hog on that gourmet favorites of yours longer as well. Happy Eating.
The department of Public Health Dentistry is oriented towards meeting the oral health needs of communities that lack dental health facilities. The objective is to bring people at large within the fold of dental health through outreach programs.