The right way to brush your teeth! More than 90% of people don't even know...
Tooth brushing tools
Use a good toothbrush
▼The texture of the bristles is preferably nylon soft bristles, which can help effectively remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth and will not irritate the gums and damage the teeth. The handle should be the size of your hand, and the brush head should be as small as possible so you can easily reach the back teeth.
Change your toothbrush regularly
▼A new toothbrush should be replaced every 3 months at most. When the bristles explode, it really means its life is up. Children's toothbrushes should be replaced more frequently than adults.
Toothpaste suitable for you
▼There are various toothpastes on the market with different functions. Choose the toothpaste that meets your needs, or ask a professional dentist.
Use a small amount of toothpaste
▼Every time you brush your teeth, squeeze out a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Using too much toothpaste can create a lot of lather, make you think you've been brushing for a long time, and end brushing too quickly.
Brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle
▼ Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brush gently in short, vertical or light circular motions. Do not brush across your upper and lower teeth.
Three minutes of brushing
▼Brush your teeth in different areas. Each small area is first brushed from the lower left surface to the upper right surface, and then brushed inside, to ensure that each tooth is brushed for 10 seconds on average, and no omissions can be made. Try playing a song and brush your teeth for the entire song while listening to it.
▼ Hold the toothbrush perpendicular to the lips, or with the bristles at the top of the lower molars, from back to front and bottom to top.
Brush the inner surface of the teeth
▼ According to the dentist, people most often skip the inside of their lower incisors. Just be sure to brush the inside of each tooth.
Brush your tongue
▼There is often a lot of oral bacteria on the tongue, so cleaning the tongue with bristles is also important for maintaining oral hygiene and fresh breath.
Rinse your mouth
▼Rinse your mouth with water and spit out the foam residue in your mouth.
Rinse the toothbrush
▼After using the toothbrush, it should be cleaned, dried, and stored upright to isolate bacteria as much as possible.
▼Finally, you can also use mouthwash (or salt water) for 30 seconds and spit it out to fully kill bacteria and ensure oral hygiene.
Storing the toothbrush
▼Do not put the toothbrush in an airtight container. In a closed environment, the humidity is higher, which makes it easier for bacteria to grow.
▼Store the toothbrush upright. This will help the residual moisture in the bristles to flow down and keep the bristles dry and hygienic.
▼Clean the brushing cup once a week. Because the bristles are upright, residual bacteria and moisture tend to build up in the cup, so it's best to wash it regularly every week.
▼Let the toothbrushes touch each other. If you share a cup at home, make sure the toothbrushes are stored away from each other.