One of the most important elements when it comes to cleaning your mouth is having a good toothbrush. When you choose a toothbrush, make sure it is a brush with soft bristles that allows you to reach all areas of your mouth easily.
Remember that it is vital that you have a good brush and fluoride toothpaste to suit your oral needs.
How do I clean my teeth properly?
We normally brush our teeth horizontally. However, the ideal cleaning should be done vertically, from the gum to the tooth, without forgetting to brush the tongue from the inside out.
To thoroughly clean your mouth, clean your tongue. Do this gently, without putting too much pressure on it, as this can damage the tissue. This simple action helps prevent bad breath and removes the bacteria that build up on your tongue. The same goes for the palate.
Our experts recommend that we divide the mouth into 4 sectors and devote 30 seconds to each sector. Brushing should take approximately two minutes.
And if you want to get a better result, a dental cleaning is the best option.
When should I change my toothbrush?
At Alvarado Dental Clinic we recommend changing your toothbrush every three or four months. This guarantees better oral cleaning, as the bristles of the brush become deformed and lose their effectiveness. Even so, change your toothbrush if you notice that the bristles are wearing out earlier, if you have had a flu, a throat or mouth infection, because germs can remain in the bristles and reactivate the infection.
What is the recommended amount of toothpaste in each brush?
The ideal size of toothpaste is the same as the size of a pea. If you put too much in, you will lather up and probably spit out, causing you to finish brushing your teeth before the recommended two minutes.
Find the toothpaste that best suits your needs. Some have components to prevent bleeding gums, or improve your breath.
Find a good toothbrush
Even if you think you have healthy dental habits, make sure you find a toothbrush that guarantees good cleaning and fits your mouth. Ask your dentist what is best for your teeth.