The minimum time you should spend brushing your teeth is 2 minutes twice a day. Here are some tips on how to brush properly:
Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gumline. Gently brush from where the tooth and gum meet to the chewing surface in short circular strokes. Brushing too hard can cause receding gums, tooth sensitivity, and over time, loose teeth.
Use the same method to brush all outside and inside surfaces of your teeth.
To clean the chewing surfaces of your teeth, use short sweeping strokes, tipping the bristles into the pits and crevices.
To clean the inside surfaces of your top and bottom front teeth and gums, hold the brush almost vertical. With back and forth motions, bring the front part of the brush over the teeth and gums.
Using a forward-sweeping motion, gently brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove the decay-causing bacteria that exist in these places.
Use an egg timer or play a favorite song while brushing your teeth to get used to brushing for a full 2 to 3 minutes. Some electronic toothbrushes have timers that let you know when 2 minutes are up.
If you have any concerns with your current tooth brushing regime or would like any further information on tooth brushing or would like to book in with or hygienist please contact one of the Creative Smiles Team on 02890618545 alternativley you can email [email protected]