Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Brushing The Right Way For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Our smile is one of the most precious things we have and like all precious things it deserves proper care and maintenance. We do so much to keep our smile healthy-brushing, flossing, rinsing. According to the experts at Ridgetop Dental International’s family dental care in Bangalore, mere brushing is not enough. Proper brushing technique is important for maintaining healthy teeth.  Being aware of proper brushing technique can help to ensure healthy teeth and beautiful smile. Here are some important things to keep in mind when brushing.

Selecting the right tooth brush is important
Toothbrushes come in different varieties- some toothbrushes have angled bristles, others straight, some have hard bristles, some have soft. So, which type of toothbrush to use for good cleaning of mouth? When buying toothbrushes there are certain things to keep in mind- Bristles that are too stiff can aggravate the gums. The experts recommend soft-bristled brushes. The bristles of your brush should be sturdy enough to remove plaque but not hard enough to damage your teeth when used properly, advise the experts at Ridgetop dental clinic in Koramangala.

Use your brush properly
Use circular or up-and-down strokes to remove plaque, and don’t brush horizontally across your teeth. Be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth and your tongue.

Do not brush too hard or too often
While brushing your teeth three times a day is ideal, more may not be. Excessive brushing could expose the root of the tooth to irritation, and that could in turn irritate the gums. Brushing vigorously can also erode tooth enamel. The trick is to brush very gently for two to three minutes.

Rinse your toothbrush after brushing
You should always rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after brushing. If you don’t, bacteria will grow on the bristles, and you will reintroduce it into your mouth the next time you brush.

With the use of better brushing techniques, you will notice improvement in the overall health of your teeth. 
Follow these simple tips by Ridgetop Dental International’s dentists in Koramangala and flaunt your gorgeous smile for many years to come.

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