Keeping the mind and body healthy is essential for every human being. We must exercise all kinds of activities needed to keep our bodies fit and fine. Brushing our teeth falls among this activity list. The right ways of correctly brushing our teeth must be known to us all.
Brushing is the most effective method by which we can clean our mouth and remove any food particles left behind after meals. This helps remove harmful plaque and cavities from our teeth and gums to give us a healthy smile. In addition, periodically removing food particles prevents germs and bacteria.
How Many Times Should You Brush Your Teeth Every Day?
The number of times to brush your teeth varies depending on the condition of your mouth. If you do not have cavities and your teeth are healthy, brushing twice a day is good enough. If your oral condition is bad, consider brushing thrice a day to remove germs.
What Kind Of Toothpaste To Use?
Dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste to do your daily brushing. If you already do not use it, consider switching. Different age groups have different requirements for fluoride quantity in their toothpaste.
- Adults should use toothpaste with at least 1350 ppm (parts per million) fluoride.
- Children can use normal family toothpaste containing around 1350 to 1500 ppm fluoride. No need to give them any special children’s paste. Children under six years of age can use a lower strength paste with around 1000 ppm fluoride content.
- Children from 3 to 6 years should use a pea-size amount, whereas kids under three years need only a smear of paste.
Techniques of Brushing
However, make sure to brush twice a day thoroughly to remove any particles left behind. Make sure to brush for around 2 minutes and cover all surfaces of your teeth. Do not forget the inside portions. Brush using a circular motion to cover 2-3 teeth at a time, and gradually move on.
How to Choose Your Toothbrush?
A brush with a small head with compact and angled arrangements of long and short round bristles is good for all. Brushing manually is alright, and you do not have to get an electric one. If you want or have an electric brush, choose one with an oscillating or rotating head.
If you grow cavities or have pain in your gums, consult a dentist immediately.
Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS offers comprehensive dental care advice and solutions. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website to schedule appointments and know more about it from our experts. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.