How do you brush your teeth properly? Author Dr Preethi Nagarajan puts teeth brushing into great detail. She provides steps for both manual tooth brushing as well as electric tooth brushing. Manually, it is best to brush for 2 minutes twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. She also describes the importance of brushing your gums at a 45-degree angle to prevent damage to gums and effective cleaning. She reminds us to brush our tongues and the inner side of the teeth as well. Electrically she expresses the importance of head size in relation to the age of the user. Typically for adults, you want the larger head size. Also, some electric toothbrushes have timers to help you keep track of how long your toothbrush session lasts.
- Although brushing is done regularly, it cannot clean some of the complex regions in the teeth.
- It is important to rinse the mouth properly before and after brushing
- Many dental experts suggest brushing at an angle of about 45-degree with the gums
“When you are doing the brushing daily, make sure that a proper routine is followed while doing it. Ensure that each corner of the mouth is brushed for at least 2 minutes. Ideally, the brushing must be done twice a day: one in the morning after getting up from sleep and the second before going to sleep. It will help to clean the food particles and other bacteria layer from the teeth surface.”