You probably know how important it is to brush your teeth every morning and night, but did you know that many people don’t brush as effectively as they could? In fact, some people consistently miss parts of their mouth altogether. This lets plaque and bacteria work in their mouth overnight. Fortunately, by establishing a few solid oral hygiene habits you can enjoy a healthy smile while you sleep.
One of the most important parts of brushing your teeth is having the right toothbrush. Specifically, you want a toothbrush with a head that isn’t too big for your mouth. In fact, you should be able to navigate your toothbrush easily while brushing. Similarly, you should also have bristles that aren’t too hard. If you do, you could accidentally damage your teeth.
You should also brush for at least two minutes at a time, but not for more than two minutes. If you do, you could damage your teeth. Also, please remember to brush up and down in circular motions, not side to side. Brushing side to side can scrape your gums and cause problems.
Finally, it is generally a good idea to clean your pearly whites at least twice a day. Most people choose to do clean their teeth right before you they go to bed and right after they wake up. This is a good routine—assuming you wait at least thirty minutes after eating to brush. You see, after you eat your enamel softens and can be damaged by your brushing.
If you follow these steps—and remember to use mouthwash and floss—you can rest assured knowing your smile is well cared for. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us.