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Brushing technique

  • April 20, 2022

Why is proper brushing technique important?

Proper brushing technique is important to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and maintain good oral health.

How often should I brush my teeth?

It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after meals.

What is the correct way to hold a toothbrush?

The correct way to hold a toothbrush is with a light grip between the thumb and fingers, and bristles angled towards the gums at a 45-degree angle.

How long should I brush my teeth for?

The recommended time for brushing teeth is two minutes.

Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?

Both manual and electric toothbrushes can be effective if used correctly. However, an electric toothbrush may be more efficient in removing plaque and reducing the risk of gum disease.

Should I brush my tongue as well?

Yes, it is important to brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

What type of toothpaste should I use?

It is recommended to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay.

How much toothpaste should I use?

A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is enough for effective cleaning.

Should I rinse my mouth after brushing?

It is not necessary to rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as leaving some toothpaste on your teeth can help to protect them from decay. However, you can rinse your mouth with water after a few minutes.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

It is recommended to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed or worn out.

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