It’s not what you say, but rather what you do that matters most. Actually, the combination of saying and doing is what is the most important. When it comes to something like brushing your teeth, knowing the best way to do it will yield the best oral health results.
Here are some important tips to follow when you brush your teeth to ensure that you get the most effective clean possible.
Place the head of your toothbrush against your teeth, then tilt the bristle tips to a 45 degree angle against the gum line. Move the brush in small circular movements, several times, on all the surfaces of every tooth.
Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gum line.
Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.
Brush the biting surfaces of the teeth.
To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several small circular strokes with the front part of the brush.
Brushing your tongue will help freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.”
Make sure to consult with your Ottawa dentist upon your next visit if you have any questions/concerns about your brushing technique.