Brush Your Teeth – The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step

Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step 1. Prepare your toothbrush.Glow Wellness/Getty ImagesBefore you can brush your teeth in

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Brush Your Teeth – The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step


1. Prepare your toothbrush.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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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 important 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, 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 against cavities and tooth decay.
 2. Start in the back.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Begin with your upper molars, 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.




 3. Rollaway.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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After you have a brush that very side for about 20 seconds, roll the brush towards the gum line so the bristles sweep the surface of the tooth, removing plaque and food particles in the process.




 4. Brush in a clockwise direction.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Continue brushing in a clockwise direction, finishing up with the lower molars on the other side of your mouth.
Repeat steps two and three for the inside surfaces of the upper and lower molars teeth.
 5. Brush behind the upper front teeth.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Brush the back, the surface of the upper front teeth by using the tip of the toothbrush head. Direct the bristles toward the gum line and use a flicking motion down the surface of the tooth. Repeat this two or three times for a more thorough clean.



 6. Brush behind the lower front teeth.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Point the bristles of the tip of the toothbrush toward the gum line and flick the bristles up and away from the gumline in a sweeping motion. Repeat this step two or three more times.
 7. Brush the top surfaces of the teeth.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Brush the top, biting surfaces of the upper and lower premolars and molars using a circular motion.
 8. Brush the tongue and the insides of the cheeks.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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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.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, the insides of your cheeks and the roof of your mouth.


 9. Finish up with a rinse.
Brush Your Teeth - The Proper Brushing Technique Step By Step
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Rinse your mouth with water or your choice of mouthwash. Have a good smile!

Credit Source

  • College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and others Learn more
  • Nigerian Dental Association Nigeria – Learn more

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