How to brush your teeth properly

It is a important topic, which our parents have already highlighted  numerous times – looking after your teeth is vital, in order to avoid for instance tooth decay and gum disease. Besides brushing your teeth, you can start flossing, eat properly and visit the dentist, in order to take care of your teeth and gums.

However, brushing your teeth is a daily life task – you should at least brush your teeth twice a day. Even better if you can brush after each meal, which is obviously quite  difficult in our lifestyle.  Here are some tips on brushing your teeth:

-) Always brush across the top of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Make sure you get into the grooves and crevices with the bristles.

-) Try to give your tongue some short and gentle brushing strokes. Brush it from the back of the tongue to the front. Be careful and do not scrub. This will help to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

-) Just a pea sized dab of fluoride toothpaste on your toothbrush is enough

-) Always brush in an up-and-down position from the top to the bottom of your teeth.

-) Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after you brushed your teeth

-) Replace your toothbrush every three to four months!

 

For more information about your dental health please contact our lovely dental team: 0207 284 0588