To protect your teeth, it is also important to apply the proper brushing technique as well as regular brushing. Mistakes you make brushing your teeth damage your teeth and gums.
First of all, you should choose the proper toothbrush. You should prefer a medium or soft-bristled brush, if your dentist doesn’t recommend a different brush. The toothbrush head shouldn’t be too large. However, cross bristles brushes are effective in cleaning bacterial plaques. You should always brush your teeth for 2 minutes 2 times a day in the morning and before going to sleep. This time is sufficient for the cleaning of all teeth.
You should place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and move the brush back and forth in short strokes. You should gently press the gums. Hard movements damage your gums.
You should brush the outer and inner surfaces by 8-10 small circular motions. You can finish the process after brushing your tongue. Then, you should use dental floss to clean the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
It is also important to change your toothbrush every 2 – 3 months. The toothbrush loses its function as its bristles wear out.
You should not use too much toothpaste. Also, if you wet the toothbrush before brushing, you cause the toothpaste to lose its active ingredients.