Maintaining good hygiene is important, and this goes for oral health too. To have and keep good oral health, you must practice good oral hygiene. For that, you should know what to do, and which procedures to follow to keep good oral hygiene. Cleaning your teeth properly is very important, as it can extend your teeth’s life, and prevent lot of oral diseases.If you want good oral hygiene but are unsure about the right methods of cleaning your teeth, here are some steps that you can follow.
Right Quantity of Toothpaste - Loads of toothpaste will not protect your teeth from rotting. When you apply toothpaste on your brush, there’s no need to load the brush. Just a little toothpaste will do the same work as a lot of toothpaste.
Although a lot of toothpaste might produce a lot of foam, but the results produced are the same, except if you use more toothpaste, you waste more of it.
1. Brush in an up-and-down motion. Normally people brush from side to side only, which is not good. You should follow a vertical movement, and keep brushing for about 2 minutes. Although both types of movements should be followed while brushing, so following just one movement will not clean your teeth effectively.
2. Now do it side to side. After brushing in a vertical motion, then follow the side-to-side or horizontal motion. This will remove the maximum plaque from your teeth. Both kinds of movements will ensure you are removing most of the plaque from your teeth.
3. Brush all your teeth. Most dentists say that people generally brush the front of their teeth and forget about brushing the back of the teeth. This is a wrong approach towards dental cleaning. Always remember to brush all the parts of your teeth. Some people don’t brush the teeth that are to the far end of their mouth. Ignoring their hygiene will lead them to rotting.
4. Regular Brushing. Now that you know the right process of brushing your teeth, you should also know the frequency with which you should brush them. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. This will keep them in good health. Also, you can brush your teeth after meals, or at least after eating sweets, as sweets support the development of bacteria and they release acids that rot your teeth.
Flossing Teeth - Don’t forget to floss. Once you have rinsed your mouth thoroughly after brushing, use dental floss to thoroughly clean between the teeth. Clean all the teeth, including the ones at the back of your mouth. This will remove any food particles that are stuck in between your teeth, which could not be removed while brushing.
Using Mouthwash - After you have finished flossing, rinse your mouth with mouthwash, to get rid of any loose food particles that have been dislodged when you flossed. It also kills any remaining bacteria, and adds extra and long lasting protection.
If you follow these tips, you can maintain good oral hygiene, which will help you keep superior dental health for a long period of time.