How can I improve my dental health?

Previously Asked Dental QuestionsCategory: Dental healthHow can I improve my dental health?
simran25 asked 3 years ago

Sub Questions to it would be –

  • Am I brushing and flossing correctly?
  • Can you demonstrate proper brushing and flossing technique?
  • Are the dental tools I’m using the best choice for my teeths
1 Answers
dental blogger Staff answered 3 years ago

hi there Simran25,
Great question.
okay, so let’s get into brushing and flossing. You should be brushing your teeth according to the following program:

  • wait 20 min after eating before brushing your teeth, this gives them time to recover a little from the acid attack which occurs when you eat.
  • Brush for 2 min, twice per day with the fluoride containing toothpaste.
  • Do not rinse after brushing, even with mouthwash as this reduces the amount of fluoride in contact with the teeth.
  • Clean in between your teeth at least once per day with an interdental brush or floss.
  • rinse after meals with the fluoride containing mouthwash.
  • Hold the brush at a 45° angle to your teeth, ensuring you clean the gums as well is the teeth.
  • Don’t use a toothbrush which has too hard bristles as this could damage your gums.

you asked for a demonstration of proper brushing technique… Here is a great video.

https://youtu.be/4iIGhqi57es

and here is a video showing good flossing technique.

https://youtu.be/h_0Wech_2ns
hope that helps 🙂

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