We all know that brushing your teeth is the best way to ensure that harmful plaque doesn't develop and cause damage to your teeth and gums. But how many are aware that there are specific methods to ensure proper brushing, yielding the best results? And for those who are aware, how many actually do take the take to make sure they are brushing their teeth properly?
Along with a daily regimen of flossing and using mouthwash, brushing your teeth can keep your mouth at its healthiest for much of your life. Typically you'll want to brush your teeth three times a day, and your dentist can give you instructions on the proper method for brushing your teeth. This will ensure that you effectively remove all the leftover food debris from your mouth. If you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and at night, then it may be okay to simply use plain water in the middle of the day.
Contrary to popular belief, there isn't one perfect method for brushing your teeth. As everyone's teeth are different, there are slight variations in techniques that your dentist may recommend to ensure better removal of plaque. Speak to your dentist about brushing your teeth so that you can be sure your mouth and teeth will be at their healthiest.