How To Clean Your Teeth
Knowing how to clean your teeth will give you healthy and cavity-free teeth with a radiant smile to show. Good oral hygiene is important to keep plaque from building that saves one from unnecessary tooth extraction.
You will need:
- Tooth brush (with soft bristles)
- Mouth wash
- Appointment with dentist
- Dentists always recommend brushing teeth three times a day. Daily brushing promotes healthy teeth and gums that keep cavities away. Ideally, brushing the teeth after every meal will keep the teeth clean. Take time to brush your teeth properly. Brush all of your teeth from the back, side, and front. It takes about to 2 minutes to completely clean all your teeth. While brushing, be careful not to hurt your gums to avoid gum bleeding. It is also good to choose a tooth brush that has soft bristles to avoid hurting your gums. Brushing is a good way to remove plaque away.
- Learn the proper way of brushing to clean your teeth. Use short and gentle strokes although some dentists recommend a circular motion in brushing. Either way you choose, both can be very effective when you follow the right techniques in brushing. Focus on the gum line and hard to reach areas then clean each section of the teeth, the upper front and lower front areas of the teeth and then the inner surface of your front and lower teeth. You can also brush your tongue gently to have a cleaner and fresher breath.
- Gargle thoroughly. Brushing is not enough to clean your teeth. It is also necessary to gargle to rinse off unwanted plaques and chewed food that got caught in between your teeth. Gargle with water or you may want to ask your dentist if an antibacterial mouthwash is right for you. If a mouthwash is just right, then your antibacterial mouth wash can be your final rinse. Check the label of the mouth wash for instructions on how to use it.
- Floss your teeth after brushing. It is a good practice to floss your teeth at least once a day before bed time. Flossing is important to remove dislodged food between your teeth, remove plaque and avoid cavity build up. It is also necessary to floss teeth properly. Just slip the floss in between your teeth and follow the curves. Do the same for all your teeth and then rinse well.
- Visit your dentist. Twice a year of dental check-ups ensure healthy strong teeth. Sometimes, brushing and flossing alone is enough to keep teeth clean. For some reason, cavities build up that we don't notice and your dentist can give you oral prophylaxis or thorough cleaning to remove all those cavities and keep stains away.
Posted on: Nov. 29, 2010