Here’s a look at some brushing techniques:
You must give enough time for brushing instead of rushing. You should clean your teeth for at least 2 minutes says the dentist in Bayside.
You must make use of fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush which can fit your mouth comfortably.
Brush in back and forth & circular motions and remember to brush the outside, inside, and chewing surface of your teeth.
Always rinse the brush with water after brushing. Store the brush in upright position and allow it to air-dry until you use it again.
Invest in a new toothbrush every 3-4 months or replace the head of your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every 3-4 months.
Break around 18 inches of dental floss and wind most of the floss around middle finger on one hand, and rest around the middle fingers on other hand.
Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion and don’t snap the floss into your gums. When the floss reaches your gum line, curve it against one tooth.
Use the floss to gently rub the side of the tooth in an up and down motion. Unwind fresh floss as you progress to the rest of your teeth.
If you find it difficult to clean with floss, you can use an interdental cleaner such as a dental pick, pre-threaded flosser, tiny brushes that reach between teeth, water flosser or silicon plaque remover.
Never use a toothpick or objects that can injure your gums and let bacteria in. Also use a mouthwash containing fluoride.