You will be surprised as to how many people are brushing their teeth wrong. We see it all the time. We want you to brush your teeth correctly so you can have a healthy mouth, here is a breakdown of the right way to brush your teeth so you can wow your dentist at your next visit.
Step 1: Floss First Before Brushing
Did you know that you are supposed to floss your teeth first before brushing your teeth? Flossing first allows you to get all the food and bacteria out of the crevices of your teeth. By cleaning out your teeth crevices first, it will allow your toothbrush to clean in between your teeth.
Step 2: Wet Your Toothbrush
Always wet your toothbrush before you apply a thin line of toothpaste. Make sure you are using a toothpaste that is anticavity and antiplaque.
Step 3: Start Brushing your Upper Molars First
Begin by brushing your upper molars. Make sure you brush in a circular motion for at least 20 seconds and your toothbrush bristles pointing toward your gum line for a maximum clean.
Step 4: Do the Roll-Away Motion
After brushing your upper molars for 20 seconds then you need to do the roll away motion. Now you want to roll your toothbrush away from the gum line. This will help remove any food particles and plaque build up.
Step 5: Work in a Clockwise Motion Across Your Mouth
Continue working in a clockwise motion across your upper mouth until you have reached the other side. Then repeat steps three and four for the inside surfaces of your upper and lower molars.
Step 6: Don’t Forget to Brush Behind the Upper Front Teeth
This is so important and is a place that a lot of people miss. Brush behind your upper front teeth as they get plaque, food, and bacteria there too. Direct the bristles of your toothbrush toward the gumline and flick the brush forward.
Step 7: Brush Behind the Lower Front Teeth
Point the toothbrush bristles toward the gum line. Flick the toothbrush bristles up and away from the gumline. Do this in a sweeping motion. Repeat this step two or three more times to thoroughly get of any bacteria, built up plaque or remaining food particles.
Step 8: Brush the Outer Surface of the Teeth
Brush the outer surface of the teeth in a nice circular motion.
Step 9: Brush your Cheeks and Tongue
An important step is for you to gently brush your cheeks and tongue. This can help eliminate bad breath and remove any excess bacteria that can live in your mouth.
Step 10: Rinse and Use Mouthwash
After you rinse away the toothpaste and gunk. Then use a mouthwash to freshen up your breath and protect your mouth from cavities and gingivitis.
Got questions? Let us know during your next visit.