How to Properly Brush and Floss
We cannot overemphasize just how important brushing and flossing are to oral hygiene. There are no doubts about the fact that having professional dental cleanings to remove bacteria, tartar, and plaque, twice a year is a good move, it is also good to have good dental hygiene standards at home too. With proper brushing and flossing, your smile and mouth can enjoy some healthy enhancements. Here’s how to brush properly:
- The toothbrush should be placed at a 45-degree angle for effective cleaning of the part where the teeth and gum meet.
- Small and gentle circular motions should be used when brushing the teeth and gumline.
- Too much pressure should not be applied to the teeth when brushing, as it can damage the enamel and the gums.
- Every surface of the teeth should be brushed properly, especially the surfaces of the teeth at the back
- The chewing surfaces should be brushed with back and forth strokes.
- The tongue should be brushed in order to remove food, debris, and floss.