Said initially and I will repeat it today, brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for not less than two minutes. This is according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Brushing your teeth involves flossing and using mouthwash after brushing. Our teeth are sentimental in our mouths, they help us do several things. Be it the first-time smile, crushing and chewing your favorite snack, and maintaining facial aesthetics, all that is the function of our teeth. Therefore, taking care of our teeth is just a little 'thank you' in return for the several functions they play.
The ADA recommends that you should brush your teeth using a soft-bristled toothbrush. The brush should be of perfect fit to reach all areas with ease.
Not only does brushing your teeth using the recommended toothbrush help, but also following the following techniques when brushing. One, you are to place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. While brushing, move the brush gently back and forth in slow and wide strokes. The inner and outer chewing surfaces are supposed to be cleaned so that you do not miss any food that may be hiding in the spaces. The total amount of time that you should take while brushing your teeth is two minutes.
For easier remembrance, use the "2-and-2 method". This will help you remember the number of times you need to brush in a day and the minutes you should take for each session. Flossing should be used to clean the spaces between your teeth. During flossing, use a string of floss that is about two feet long. Wrap the floss around the middle finger of each hand and grip it with the index finger. Place the floss gently in between your teeth until it reaches the gum line. Curve the floss like a letter "C" while cleaning around the tooth. Be careful not to force the floss too deep into the gum and repeat the procedure for each tooth until you have flossed in between all teeth.
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