Oral hygiene is one of the most important parts of your health. Did you know that poor mouth health can lead to things like heart disease and diabetes? It’s true. Who knew that poor brushing and flossing could lead to things worse than cavities! Fortunately, there are steps to take to make sure that these kinds of things don’t happen to you. Learn how to brush your teeth correctly.
How To Brush Correctly For Oral Hygiene
If you’re looking for a surefire way to protect your oral hygiene, I recommend following my tutorial below to learn how to brush your teeth correctly. Keep reading for more!
How To Brush Your Teeth Correctly: Tips
I had been brushing my teeth incorrectly for years until my dentist shared these tips with me to help brush my teeth correctly for better dental health.
Brush at a forty-five-degree angle
Really. Angling your brush in this manner allows it to lift and remove plaque from teeth in a much more effective manner. Doing so at this angle will also allow your bristles to reach every nook and cranny of your teeth.
Brush all surfaces
Though this should go without saying, I feel it was necessary to add to this article. When brushing your teeth, make sure that you cover all surfaces of the tooth, such as the sides, insides, and tops of the teeth. Don’t leave anything out, as it could result in a terrible cavity.
Replace brushes every 90 days
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t change out my toothbrushes as nearly as often as they should be. For best dental health, replace your toothbrush every 90 days, as requested by the ADA.
Don’t forget the backs of your front teeth
This spot is easy to miss because it is so hard to easily reach with a toothbrush. However, forgetting to clean the backs of your front teeth could be detrimental! To do so thoroughly, tilt the brush vertically and move your brush quickly.
Brush in this order
To learn how to brush your teeth correctly, follow this simple guide. Start on the outer surfaces of teeth, working then to the inner area. Next, move to the chewing surface. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!