Brushing your teeth guide

Brushing your teeth is essential if you want to have healthy strong teeth as well as gums. However, this is actually something that people tend to get lazy with as they get older and tends to go from twice a day to once a day and sometimes just completely forgetting. A small amount of discipline each day can go a long way.

Why brush your teeth

Well if we want to have teeth and who wouldn’t, then you need to brush your teeth to keep your dental and hygiene care in top shape.

Type of toothbrush

For most people having just your standard toothbrush which you can usually pick up in any local pharmacist or supermarket will work just fine. You could also get an electric toothbrush and people do tend to find it easier to clean more detailed parts but either manual or electric will work fine as long as you use fluoride toothpaste.

Don’t forget to change them

A lot of people don’t change their toothbrush after it has had some wear and tear and needs to be changed. As a result, you may think your cleaning your teeth well but you’re really not. This habit is easily done, but if you always buy a spare pack beforehand you shouldn’t have a problem.

Don’t Rinse with water strait after brushing

This is something you definitely do not want to do. It will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste and will reduce its preventative effects.

How often

For the average person brushing your teeth twice a day for about two minutes each time should be fine. Brushing your teeth is something we be doing every day from a young age and it’s essential for having good dental hygiene. Four extra minutes each day is time which we all have and for most of us to have great teeth that’s all we need.