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What is the best way to brush your teeth ?

Although you may not know it, there is a good way and a bad way to brush your teeth. Besides how many times a day you should brush, there are also many other rules about what you should and should not do when brushing your teeth. Taken together, these rules can show you the best way to do it. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest rules you should remember when brushing your teeth.

1. Brush in a circular motion – Brushing in a circular motion is important because it helps to better clean the small crevices on the surface of your teeth. Although they might seem small to you, they are actually very large for bacteria, so getting into those crevices is important.

2. Hold your brush like you’d hold a pencil – Studies show that a majority of people brush too hard, which can be bad for your overall oral health. This is mostly due to the way they hold their toothbrush in the grip of their entire palm. Holding your toothbrush like a pencil encourages lighter brushing because you don’t have a grip on it.

3. Brush for at least two minutes – You have a lot of teeth in your mouth and a few brush strokes across each is not going to get them as clean as they need to be. To be sure you are cleaning your teeth properly you should brush for a minimum of two minutes.

4. Don’t forget your tongue – Most bacteria live in the back of you mouth, where it is moist and warm. Therefore, it is important to remember to brush your tongue, too. Many brushes come with tongue scrubbers just for this purpose.

If followed correctly, these rules will give you a priceless guide on the best way to brush your teeth, so that those pearly whites will stay healthy and last longer.

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One Response to “What is the best way to brush your teeth ?”

  1. Joe said :

    Sounds like great advice!


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