Learn easy tips on how to improve your oral hygiene.
Yes, you know how to brush your teeth. However, that does not mean that you cannot get better at it
These three tips outlined below, if developed into habits, will greatly help improve your oral health.
● Brush for a Longer Time
It is a little known fact that the recommended amount of time you should brush your teeth for is actually two minutes. That’s right. Two whole minutes. Most of us do not do this, of course, but the reason why we should is; it is not really the toothbrush that cleans the mouth. It is actually the toothpaste, and when we do not let it sit in the mouth long enough, we deny ourselves the full effect. So, the next time you brush your teeth, try to time yourself to ensure that you do it for at least two minutes.
● Brush Twice Daily
We all know this one (it’s written on the package of every toothpaste, after all). However, not all of us practise it.
Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste has been recognised by the FDI (World Dental Federation) to improve oral health. This is because the toothpaste only guarantees, at most, twelve hours of protection from germs. This means that brushing only once daily lets your oral hygiene suffer for half the day.
● Change Your Toothbrush
Dentists all around the world agree that changing your toothbrush after three months of use is optimal for oral health.
After about three months, toothbrushes become less effective as the bristles tend to bend and spread out due to repeated usage. This causes them to be unable to reach in between the teeth effectively, and even, in some cases, they cause harm to the gums.
What do you think of the above tips?