Brushing is not enough go beyond it: Here is how to maintain oral hygiene
We all are so busy in our own lives that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Never forget health is wealth. So firstly, pay full attention to your health. Brushing your teeth every morning and night does not guarantee you are giving your mouth all the attention it needs. Even a regular oral hygiene routine could be leaving gaps if you engage in a few not-so-great habits with your time at the sink. So, brushing twice a day is not only the solution. By understanding proper brushing technique and ensuring you have the right tools in your cabinet, you can ensure good dental health.
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Here, are few dental techniques that everyone should follow:
1. Learn proper brushing technique: Yes, that’s right there is proper brushing technique. A quick wash of your bristles is not enough to banish leftover food particles and polish your teeth. Instead, use a technique echoed by the American Dental Association: Start with your brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and use short back and forth strokes across the sides and tops of your teeth. Then, hold the brush vertically and use several shorter strokes to focus on the backs of your teeth of the front anterior teeth where plaque builds up often.
2. Brush enough: Many people brush regularly, but simply do not brush enough for their teeth to stay clean. We are not suggesting you to over brush your teeth. The ADA recommends brushing for at least two minutes, twice daily. Try listening to short song, cue up a two-minute YouTube video or set a timer on your phone to give yourself the time you need to thoroughly clean your teeth. But clean it properly as you ate doing it for yourself not for others.
3. Choose the right brush: Choosing the right toothbrush is the most important thing. Always choose a right brush for yourself. Always look for a brush whose head and bristles are small enough to reach into the crevices of your molars, where food debris can hide after you eat. According to the renowned team of dentist most adults require a small- or medium-sized toothbrush for this purpose.
4. Look for the ADA seal: Not all toothpastes are created equally. For the best clean, look for a product carrying the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which meets strict manufacturing regulations that promise an effective clean with a dosage of fluoride suitable for adults and kids past a certain age. This seal ensures you are using a product the ADA guarantees will do a safe and thorough job every time you brush. So, from today only check ADA seal.
5. Use effective mouthwash: Use an effective mouthwash that can go where toothbrushes and floss cannot in order to rid your mouth of the same debris that irritates the gumline and causes gingivitis. Add this mouthwash to your oral care regimen to get the most thorough clean you can, even when you’re on the go.
6. Clean your brush daily: You do not need special equipment or covers to keep the brush itself clean. In fact, the ADA warns that covering your toothbrush can actually breed new bacteria and introduce it into your mouth. Instead, just rinse your brush after each use and allow it to air dry. You should also avoid sharing brushes with others, even your kids. So, keep it open.
7. Change your brush: Bristles deteriorate with time and usage, so if you are using the same toothbrush beyond a few months, you may not be getting the best clean anymore. Rather, make a point of getting a new brush every three to four months – or at your semiannual dental checkup.
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