A good technique of brushing will guarantee the health of your mouth right. If parents are unaware or which is the correct technique of brushing can request help from the dentist , who with the help of models will make it easier and effective understanding.
Always brush twice a day, preferably first thing in the morning and again right before bedtime. Try not to eat or drink anything after you have brushed the night.
The steps for a good brushing are:
- Apply a thin strip of toothpaste on the toothbrush moistened.
- Start with the molar upper left (back teeth), focuses on the front surface of the tooth, which will work in the sense of the clock from there. The average brush head cover 2-3 teeth at a time.
- Hold the toothbrush in parallel to the teeth, and the point of the bristles in the direction of the tissues, which are resting just below the gumline. Apply slight pressure to the bristles bend slightly.
- Gently move the brush in motion round about 10 seconds.
- Follow the above steps until all of the front surface of the upper and lower teeth are clean
- Turning to the surfaces inside of the teeth, repeat steps 2 through 5 for upper and lower premolars and molars.
- When ready to clean the inner surface of the front teeth , known as the lingual surface, and a movement of flashing to direct the toothbrush from the gum down. Do this 2 to 3 times.
- Follow step 7 to the inside of the lower front teeth, but this time the movement will be directed back away from the gumline. Do this 2 to 3 times.
- Brush the chewing surface of the upper and lower premolars and molars.
- Gently brush your tongue and the inside of the cheeks.
- Finally, rinse with water or mouthwash.
It is important that you know how to brush their teeth properly to prevent disease as the gingivitis and tooth decay. Improper brushing technique can also lead to wear of the teeth, a condition in which the tooth surface using away. The number one cause of tooth abrasion is a toothbrush. The delicate gum tissue is also at risk for damage of the bristles, causing tooth sensitivity.
Replace your toothbrush every three months or when you notice the bristles start to bend and wear. Always replace your toothbrush after recovering from a cold or flu.