Fishers Dentist Wants Your Brush to be the Best!
Patients believe that there is no wrong way to brush your teeth and that as long as you’re brushing at all, then your oral health is in good shape. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for dental care. Brushing your teeth is an important skill that needs your full attention because you’re supposed to brush your teeth for at least two minutes, and some people barely brush them for 15 seconds! Your Fishers dentist is here to give you tips on how to get the best releases by sharing the best brushing techniques.
The first step is making sure that you have the toothbrush for you! There are hundreds of different types of toothbrushes that have a variety of grips, colors, and lengths—all of which are up to the buyer to decide the best—but the head of the brush and the bristles are what’s important. Making sure the bristles are soft will benefit your gums and tooth enamel because if they’re rough, then they can break down the protective minerals in your mouth. The head of the brush should be small, as well, because you’ll be able to reach all of the spaces in your mouth for a proper cleaning.
Next is to make sure that you’re making time to brush your teeth. The best times to brush are as soon as you wake up in the morning, so you’re able to rid of that sleepy mouth breath, and right before you go to bed so you’re ensuring that you won’t be eating or drinking anything but whatever for the rest of the night. If you have time to start your day, to drink coffee, make breakfast, and get dressed, then you have two minutes before you begin to brush your teeth!
As you brush, angle the head at a 45 degree able against the gum line. Gently brush on the outside, the inside, and surface of each tooth with short, slow strokes. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, as well, and especially reaching towards the back! The back of your tongue leaves a lot lingering food smells.
If you’re interested in learning more brushing techniques, like what is the best toothbrush for you or which toothpaste will benefit you more, contact your Fishers dentist by calling this number (317) 773-1302 or clicking here to request an appointment today.