Wash your teeth correctly

¿Did you know that with good tooth brushing you could improve your oral health?

 We are not fully aware of what it can mean to brush your teeth correctly and we may not pay full attention, but it has more than we think. Specialists report that more than 70% of the population performs their oral washing mechanically without being aware of what this entails.

Out of mouth

Place the brush horizontally and perform vertical movements, from top to bottom, on both the lower and upper teeth

Inside the mouth

Place the brush horizontally and brush from the gum sweeps out. Pay maximum attention to bacterial plaque. Brush teeth and molars with circular movements. The Bacterias accumulate on the tongue. It is important not to overlook it and also brush it. Some brushes have a tongue cleaner on the outside

Other recommendations 

  1. May involve  use of toothbrushes with soft nylon cells to avoid damaging your tooth enamel.
  2. Change your brush every 3 months.
  3. Use toothpaste, mouthwash and floss.
  4. Perform brushing between 2-3 minutes.
  5. Ask your dentist or hygienist which toothpaste suits your needs.

Each mouth is different, there are more sensitive and others less. Therefore, it is necessary to know what type of brush suits better our needs to avoid damaging our mouth and help improve our oral health (all brushes are made of synthetic fiber bristles):

 

  • Hard brush

The bristles are stronger and more rigid. Recommended for healthy, strong and well maintained mouths, since they are not so sensitive and the hardness of the brush could not affect your teeth. We must take into account not to exercise a lot of force while brushing as we could damage the enamel.

  • Medium hard 

Medium Recommended for mouths with good oral health. Although this type of mouth could not stand the hard bristles.

  • Soft

Recommended for mouths that are more sensitive or have had dental surgery. Hard and medium brushes could damage the enamel and cause damage to the gums when brushing.

Knowing how to brush, we can select the type of toothbrush that meets our needs according to the sensitivity of our mouth. We can find the following:

  • Conventional

It is the commonly used toothbrush formed from 3 to 4 rows of synthetic fiber bristles.

 

  • Periodontal (sulcular or crevicular)

Composed of two strips of bristles. It is used in cases of gingival inflammation and is recommended in children with fixed orthodontics

 

  • Electric

The electric brush has 3 types of horizontal movement: alternating, arched or vibrating vertical. Its effectiveness is the same as a conventional brush

 

  • Interproximals

Recommended for people who have more space between tooth and tooth.

 

Ask for your appointment with us and put yourself in the hands of the team of Dr. Asensio, team specialized in health and dental aesthetics, to get the best tips on tooth brushing in Asensio Advanced Dentistry.

We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in every way possible so that you look a healthy smile without any worries.

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