Why do some people still suffer from dental disease after brushing their teeth every morning and night? Studies have found that the removal rate of plaque in adults before and after brushing is about 20%. However, more than 80% of adults have gingivitis. This shows that although most people brush their teeth, they do not clean their teeth effectively because they do not use the correct brushing method.
We often brush our teeth up and down, but this is not the best way, because the contact area between the bristles of the toothbrush and the teeth is very small, which will cause a certain blind spot for brushing, and it is difficult to brush the root of the tooth. Dirt builds up on the gums, so it's not hard to find that yellow teeth are the yellowest at the root of the tooth, right?
How can I clean my teeth cleanly with a toothbrush?
Internationally recognized the most correct way of brushing teeth is the Pasteur brushing method：choose a soft-bristled toothbrush, tilt your teeth at a forty-five-degree angle, and then brush outward from the root. It can effectively remove the plaque near the gingival margin and in the gingival sulcus in an all-around way so that the teeth can be cleaned more comprehensively. Well, do you think you can brush your teeth cleanly just like this? In addition to mastering the angle of brushing, the strength and time of brushing are equally important.
Steps of the Pasteur brushing method
Brush the outside of the front teeth. The bristles should form a 45-degree angle with the teeth and gums and move in a small circle.
Brush the inside of the front teeth. It is also placed obliquely at an angle of 45 degrees, with the upper row of teeth downward and the lower row of teeth upward.
Brush the occlusal surface of the teeth. Tilt the toothbrush, perpendicular to the occlusal surface, and gently brush with short distance vibration before and after.
Brush the inner side of the teeth. Erect the toothbrush, and use the bristles at the front end of the toothbrush to brush up and down along the tooth gap with a small arc. Brush two or three teeth each time, rotate and massage repeatedly for 8 ~ 10 times, which can comprehensively clean the teeth and gums from multiple angles.
Brush the surface of the tongue lightly. Gently remove food debris and bacteria from the inside out to keep your breath fresh.
How to use toothpaste correctly?
Toothpaste does not rely on foam to clean the teeth but relies on the friction between the cleaning ingredients inside and the toothbrush. The more detailed and sufficient the friction, the cleaner the teeth. Do not wet the toothbrush, squeeze the toothpaste and brush your teeth slowly, rely on the saliva in the mouth to form a small amount of foam, and the cleaning ingredients of the toothpaste can be maximized.
How long does it take to brush my teeth?
For the teeth to shine and be healthy, every tooth should be brushed when brushing. This means that brushing time needs to be longer, of course, it should be moderate, and each brushing time should be kept for 2-3 minutes. Wet the toothbrush, squeeze the toothpaste and brush your teeth, and immediately fill your mouth with lather, every day, you might think that I have enough time to brush my toothbrush and it is done. most people are in a hurry to go to work or school in the morning and do not have enough time to brush.
How many times a day should I brush my teeth?
Brushing your teeth in the morning and before going to bed is everyone's habit, but in addition to these times, you should also brush your teeth after meals. Some people may think that brushing their teeth so many times a day will damage their teeth. As long as the brushing method is correct, gentle, and not too irritating to the gums, there is no problem. If it is inconvenient to brush your teeth at noon, it is also feasible to rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
Mistakes to avoid when brushing your teeth
People are often used to doing something, if a habit is formed from childhood, it is difficult to change, unless someone professional tells you that it is wrong, you will always remind yourself to avoid it. Let's take a look at the common mistakes of brushing teeth.
Brushing teeth immediately after meals
There is a layer of enamel on the surface of the teeth that protects the teeth. Just after eating, the oral environment is acidic, which will make the enamel soft. At this time, brushing the teeth will damage the protective layer of the teeth. The correct way is to rinse your mouth with water after eating and wait 1-2 hours before brushing your teeth.
Brushing teeth with cold water
About 36°C is the most comfortable water temperature for the teeth. On the contrary, cold and hot water will stimulate the tooth nerve and lead to tooth sensitivity. If the teeth are often stimulated by hot and cold water, it will lead to some dental diseases. Therefore, it is best to use warm water close to body temperature when brushing your teeth, which can protect your mouth and teeth.
Brushing teeth sideways
Brushing your teeth horizontally can't remove residue from the gaps between your teeth and can damage your gums. Please refer to the above steps for the correct brushing method.
Brushing teeth hard
Brushing your teeth too hard can damage your gums. In mild cases, your gums may bleed. In severe cases, it may damage the protective film of your teeth and cause permanent damage to the teeth.
Maintaining oral health is not only about brushing the teeth in the morning and evening, but also brushing in the correct way, you should pay more attention to your teeth. We hope everyone can have healthy white teeth and show the most confident smile to the world.