In order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, regular and thorough teeth brushing is essential after every meal. Bacteria begins to attack teeth within minutes after completing a meal. If you are unable to brush after each meal, the Canadian Dental Association recommends that at a minimum an individual should brush once per day and always prior to going to sleep for the night.
Here are the recommended tips to brushing your teeth:
- Take you tooth brush and angle it at 45 degrees from your teeth. Start by placing the tooth brush bristles where your teeth meet the gum line. Gently, in a circular motion move your brush up and down. Remember not to scrub and press hard as this can result in damage to gums over time.
- Moving from the front to the back of your month, ensure each and every tooth surface is brushed. This includes the areas between your tongue and teeth, the area between your cheek and teeth.
- Take your time when brushing to ensure all teeth and gum line surfaces have been completed.
- Over time its best to change your brushing patterns, for instance try reversing your usual pattern.
- When selecting your tooth brush, always use a soft brush. Make sure the size of your tooth brush can reach the back of your teeth.
- Remember to replace your tooth brush at regular intervals. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you replace your tooth brush every three months.
Remember to book your dental appointment with Golf Links Dental in Ancaster. Our hygienist will review your brushing techniques and suggest any improvements.