Before you can brush your teeth in the morning, you have to use dental floss to remove the food particles from your teeth. Flossing is a very essential aspect of the proper brushing technique, yet often neglected, part of oral health. It might be a painful experience at first, especially if you aren’t in the habit of regularly flossing, but try to make it a part of your daily practice.
Dental floss is able to reach the tiny crevices between your teeth that of a toothbrush can’t. If you make flossing a habit, you will definitely notice a difference in the way your mouth feels.
Once you’ve finished flossing, and before you brush your teeth wet your toothbrush with water and apply a thin strip of toothpaste. If you’ve been to the toothpaste store, you can get varieties of fluoridated toothpaste that are available. It all depends on your own taste, but try to use one that contains fluoride, which protects the teeth againstcavities and tooth decay.
Begin with your uppermolars, or your back teeth third molar, on your right side of your mouth and brush in a clockwise direction. Point the bristles toward the gum line at a 45-degree angle and brush using short and circular motions for about 20 seconds.
Brush the back, the surface of theupper front teethby using the tip of the toothbrush head. Direct the bristlestowardthe gum line and use a flicking motion down the surface of the tooth. Repeat this two or three times for a more thorough clean.
Teeth aren’t the only things in your mouth that need to be cleaned. Your tongue, the roof of your mouth and the insides of your cheeks must be clean too. It can also hold onto food particles, plaque, and bacteria that make your breath smell. Just like your teeth, they deserve a good cleaning. With a gentle, circular motion, thoroughly brush your tongue as well as brush your teeth, the insides of your cheeks and the roof of your mouth.