Brushing is our everyday activity but no one including adults doesn’t know the correct method of brushing the teeth. Improper brushing is the starting of all dental problems like Plaque, Calculus, Bleeding Gums, Halitosis(Bad breath), Gum diseases, Caries, Tooth discoloration.
You should have to remember that most of the dental problems will not show any symptoms or pain at the budding stage. You will feel the pain only after reaching the relatively advanced stage. So proper brushing of teeth is very important.
There are different types of teeth brushing techniques, but the most accepted brushing technique by most of the dentists is the “Bass Method”. Keep reading https://clickmyemails.com/health-and-beauty/the-importance-of-oral-health-for-good-athletic-performance/
Tips for proper brushing of teeth
- Always use soft bristled toothbrush since hard bristles will lead to gingival recession due to damage of gums
- At first, wet your toothbrush and then take a pea amount of toothpaste
- you have to hold the toothbrush at an angle of 45 degrees and the maxillary (Upper) teeth should have to clean first. Begin at the frontal (visible) aspect of the most posterior (Back) teeth and brush your teeth according to the Bass method, which is more effective. Clean 3 teeth at a time.
- Gently brush the chewing surface of the teeth with back and forth motions. Proper brushing is needed at the part of the tooth, which is nearer to the gums (otherwise called as the neck of the tooth) since improper brushing at this part will normally end up in gum diseases.
- After cleaning the frontal or visible part and the chewing surface, then clean the inner surface of the teeth by keeping the brush at an angle of 45 degrees if the head of the brush is too large. Use the brush vertically while cleaning the inner surface.
- After cleaning the 3 teeth, move the brush anteriorly to the next 3 teeth and repeat the same above process. First cleaning the outer surface, chewing surface and the inner surface.
- Continue the process until you reach the end of the arch and then shift the brush to the lower teeth and clean them in a similar way.
- Gentle brushing along the gum line of the teeth is very much needed since it helps to dislodge the accumulated food debris on which bacteria grow.
- Always brush your tongue too, which helps you to keep the bad breath away.