The right technique for brushing your teeth plays a crucial role for proper oral hygiene and for having a perfect smile. It is very important that everyone adopts the right method based on their age and their dental sensitivity.
Step 1. Good oral hygiene is the main key to one's self-esteem
Unhealthy gums or bad breath affect a person's self-confidence. Improper cleaning technique is one of the main reasons for bad breath and an unhealthy mouth in general. It is important to brush your teeth correctly, otherwise you risk seriously damaging them.
Step 2. Clean your teeth regularly
You should wash them at least twice a day and floss regularly.
Floss before brushing. This ensures that the space between the teeth is clean and the gums remain healthy.
Brush your teeth for at least two minutes each time. Take the time to do a good clean, otherwise you will have to deal with the consequences in the long run.
Make brushes short and gentle. Teeth are sensitive and need soft and gentle treatment, especially if you have a dental problem.
Cleaning your gums is as important as cleaning your teeth. You need to make sure you give a few gentle strokes with the toothbrush on the gums as well.
Step 3. Choose a toothbrush that has extremely soft bristles so as not to break the gum line and cause bleeding
Step 4. Parents need to be careful when placing a toothbrush in their child's hand
Little ones usually don't know proper cleaning techniques, so you need to explain every detail to them. The different cleaning techniques for people of different age groups are as follows:
- Brush technique: this method is suitable for children under 9 years of age. The bristles must be soft and a toothpaste with a suitable taste must be used, in order to encourage cleaning of the teeth.
- Bass Technique: Children between the ages of 10 and 15 must make circular movements, to ensure adequate massage for the developing gums. This movement covers all the gums and the tooth area and leaves a completely clean mouth.
- "Roll" technique: you should make short movements from the gumline towards the tip of the teeth by applying a slight rotational movement to the head of the toothbrush. If you follow this technique incorrectly, you may neglect cleaning the gumline.
- Fones technique: this is the most common as it is the easiest. The toothbrush should move in circular motions. Nowadays, most dentists advise against using this method, as it can cause abrasions to the teeth.
- Chartres method: In this technique, the toothbrush must be placed partially above the gums and a little on the teeth. With circular movements you need to give a certain vibration to the toothbrush. This technique is very useful, but difficult to learn, and for this reason rather unpopular.
Step 5. In addition to the techniques illustrated above, there are many others, just as useful for brushing your teeth in the best possible way
You can choose the one that best suits your needs, but be careful when it comes into contact with the gumline.
Step 6. Chew sugar-free gum
Classic gums are often high in sugar, which can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Sugar-free ones are better, taste similar to traditional ones, and help generate saliva to rid your mouth of bacteria.
Step 7. Take a daily dose of Vitamin C
Maintaining the right amount of vitamins and minerals helps reduce dental problems, especially gingivitis.