Brushing your teeth correctly is essential!
If the teeth are not brushed thoroughly, it is easy to accumulate tartar inside the mouth. Gradually, the dental calculus will adhere to the surface of the teeth, which will cause the gums to swell, bleed, inflame, and decay. In addition, irregular tooth brushing methods can easily lead to gingivitis.
Have you brushed your teeth the wrong way for years?
1. Brush too hard
Brushing your teeth does not mean that the harder you brush, the cleaner your teeth will be. In fact, if you brush your teeth too hard, it will damage your teeth and gums. The strength of brushing teeth should be neither light nor heavy. It is advised to clean the surface of the teeth with about as much force as needed for picking up a popsicle.
2. The toothbrush is not replaced in time
Ordinary toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3 months. If the bristles are deformed, they need to be replaced immediately.
3. Brush your teeth with cold water
Cold water can cause tooth soreness among people with sensitive teeth, and it hinders the toothpaste to effectively clean the teeth. Therefore, it is better to use warm water close to your body temperature when brushing your teeth.
4. Brush your teeth sideways
It is difficult to brush your teeth horizontally to reach the gap between the teeth, and it will not achieve a thorough cleaning effect. Moreover, horizontal brushing is easy to wear to the tooth enamel, causing it to form “wedge wear” after a long time. The manifestation of “wedge wear” is that the roots of the teeth are worn and shrunk, making the teeth loose and sensitive. Therefore, the correct method of brushing teeth should be to brush vertically along the gap between the teeth.
5. Brush your teeth immediately after drinking red wine
Red wine is generally acidic and will soften tooth enamel after drinking. Therefore, brushing your teeth after drinking wine will damage tooth enamel and increase the degree of tooth wear. Therefore, it is recommended to wait about an hour after drinking alcohol before brushing your teeth.
6. Brushing time is too short
If the brushing time is too short, it is difficult to clean the plaque and food residues on the surface of the teeth. In addition, if the toothpaste is not in contact with the teeth long enough, it will not be able to fully perform its function. It is recommended to brush for about 3 minutes.
7. Use mouthwash instead of brushing your teeth
The plaque on the tooth surface is generally firmly bonded to the tooth surface, and it is difficult to remove it with only mouthwash. Although mouthwash can inhibit some plaque, it can only play an auxiliary role. Therefore, mouthwash can not replace brushing your teeth.
Here’s the best way to brush your teeth, let’s see if you get it right!
1. First of all, it is not only required to brush your teeth, but you also need to clean the gums, so you should choose a soft bristled toothbrush with a small brushhead. Put half of the toothbrush on the teeth and the other half on the gums, with the bristle head facing the edge of the gums, and keep the toothbrush and teeth at 45 degrees, so that the bacterial on the tooth surface can be crushed, and then it will fall off during the mouthwash.
2. Secondly, brush your teeth with care in every aspect. Brush the inside, outside and occlusal surfaces of your teeth. Starting from one side, gradually brush through all teeth. When it reaches the inner position of the lower anterior teeth, you can brush vertically.