09 June 2017
Dentist in Sydney tells you how to Brush your teeth correctly
The following are some recommendations for brushing:
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- First use a dry brush. One study reported that when people brushed their teeth without toothpaste first, using a soft dry brush, their plaque deposits were reduced by 67% and gum bleeding dropped by 50%.
- No brush of any size, shape, or gimmick is effective if it is incorrectly positioned in the mouth. Place the brush where the gum meets the tooth, with bristles resting along each tooth at a 45-degree angle. Dr. Osie uses and recommends the Curaden 3960 brush.
- Begin by dry brushing the inside the bottom row of teeth, then the inner top teeth, and last the outer surfaces.
- Wiggle the brush back and forth so the bristles extend under the gum line.
- Scrub the broad, biting surfaces of the back teeth.
- Dry brushing should take about a minute and a half.
- A paste is then applied and the teeth should be rebrushed in the same way.
- If brushing after each meal is not possible, rinsing the mouth with water after eating can reduce bacteria by 30%.You’re not done yet! Please click here for additional measures to ensure complete dental health.