Teeth brushing is probably one of the first things you get taught at a young age. But just because you learn this early in your own childhood, does not mean that you brush your teeth properly even in old age. For this reason, we deal with the following brushing with the right teeth. Because one thing is clear, bad teeth never look good. Even if the rest of the appearance is convincing .
Pearl white, clean teeth and breath are something that never goes out of fashion. What does not mean that you have to blah teeth and treat consuming to visually convince. On the contrary, small nips keep your teeth clean and contribute to successful oral hygiene. And honestly, as long as the teeth are not just glowing in a strong shade of yellow, pearly white is not desirable. A slight tooth discoloration is completely natural.
Old toothbrush adé
Of many things one really does not like to part. Be it the favorite jeans that you always liked to wear or the wristwatch, which you got from your grandparents on their 18th birthday. Some things just do not come from. But sometimes you have to part with it. From his old toothbrush, for example. A “standard toothbrush” is designed for approx. 200 cleaning operations. After three months this should therefore be changed.
Assuming that you brush your teeth twice a day. In addition, if the toothbrush appears worn and worn before, it probably is. Therefore, even then, replace toothbrush. Because worn bristles can not do their job properly.
Hard bristles for hard guys
You may have had this train of thought in mind when choosing your last toothbrush with hard bristles. But let me tell you, hard bristles are not the first choice when brushing your teeth. Because a toothbrush with too stiff bristles can scratch the gums – which can lead to inflammation and bleeding.
There is also a risk of causing a recession of the gum tissue. In addition, stiff bristles can damage the enamel and the bristles themselves can store bacteria that can also cause health problems. For this reason, one should at least opt for the “medium” variant. Too soft bristles are not always the first choice.
Keep toothbrush properly – that’s how it works
Now you might think, since one cleans the teeth anyway in the bathroom, there should also the toothbrush be kept there. At least partially, that’s true. But only under certain conditions. Because even in the bathroom is not always automatically clean and hygienic. For this reason, you should make sure that your own toothbrush is not standing around freely.
Because even when flushing the toilet particles are thrown into the air. What joy when the toothbrush is next door. Since you are looking forward to clean your teeth. Therefore ideally keep your own brush in a closed cupboard.
Dangerous combination: Too much toothpaste & too little time
Too much toothpaste is a waste and completely unnecessary. Excessive toothpaste can damage the gums and enamel. A pea-sized splash of toothpaste is enough – do not overdo it! Furthermore, you must brush for at least two minutes for the fluoride to act in the toothpaste. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in toothpaste that can help prevent tooth decay.
What helps me personally is to start a timer on the smartphone to get a feel for the duration of two minutes. Because honestly, felt two minutes brushing teeth are usually not even a minute in reality. One’s own thoughts here only pretend that time has long since passed and that one can spend another’s time.
Brushing your teeth twice a day in small circular movements
Much does not always help a lot. This is also the case brushing the case. Brushing your teeth twice a day is enough. More frequent brushing can injure the gums and damage the enamel. If you decide to brush your teeth after a meal, you should wait at least 30 minutes after eating. Because some foods contain citric acid, which can weaken the enamel. Too early brushing after eating can damage this enamel in the weakened state.
Furthermore, it should be kept in mind that quick and vigorous brushing is not an effective way to clean teeth. Slowly and carefully you should brush your teeth. Ideally with small circular movements. An electric toothbrush is in this context almost to. Since then you can concentrate on the right movement – that is, cleaning every tooth.
Rinse with water – please do not!
It is known, after brushing the teeth, the mouth is rinsed out. Usually with water. Is just directly tangible and somewhere near lying. That this is not always ideal, the least known. Incidentally, I did not know it that long before. Rinsing with water dilutes the fluoride in the toothpaste – which then reduces its effectiveness. Therefore you should always rinse with a fluoride mouthwash.
The little helpers: floss and tongue brush
Gladly forgotten are the interdental spaces in the daily care ritual. Although the bristles brush the gaps, you do not get them really clean. For this reason, it is recommended to use floss at least once a day to ensure good hygiene.
The same applies to the tongue, because even this is often neglected. It is also part of the mouth and is an ideal resting place for bacteria. The bacteria on the tongue can also be transmitted to the teeth and gums, which increases the likelihood of plaque accumulation.
Therefore brush with a tongue brush or tongue scraper regularly. Or just with the toothbrush itself. Do not press too hard and please make sure that the toothpaste is not too hot.
With these tips and tricks, there should be nothing in the way of proper dental care. Not a bright smile either. Do you have any more tips on how to implement the perfect oral and dental care in everyday life? Then in the comments with it.
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