Proper brushing takes hardly two minutes which is just 120 seconds ! Most of us do not spend that time to brush. To achieve desired result of clean oral cavity, use small circular motions with the toothbrush brostles angulated ar 45º towards the gum – line and clean each section as follows
|Tilt your brush at 45º angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline using a circular motion|
|Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.|
|Clean the inside surfaces of the upper front teeth by titlting the brush vertically with small up and down strokes .|
|Clean the inside surfaces of lower front teeth by tilting the brush vertically with small up and downstrokes.|
|Gently follow the curves of your teeth.|
Kind of toothbrush to use
It is better to use a soft bristle too brush and small headed as it is easy to use in the hard to reach areas . Many people prefer powered toothbrush as an alternative. It can be helpful for those who have difficulty in brushing or people with manual dexterity.
If the toothbrush starts to wear off or if its 3 months which ever comes first.
Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gum – line and between your teeth as plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.
To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique: