Brushing your teeth is a must in your daily routine. Most of us subconsciously weave it into our day, and we could do it with our eyes closed. But because it's such a simple task, our brain has switched off from doing it since we've been children. But is your childhood teeth brushing method still effective? Here are the dentist recommended motions you should be using when brushing your teeth.
Process should last approx. 2 minutes.
Hold your brush flat on the front of your teeth.
In small circular motions, brush the front of your bottom row of teeth, then your top row.
Angle your brush approx. 45 degrees until the bristles are tracing the line where your teeth meet your gum.
Brush back and forth along this line on your bottom and top row.
With increased force, brush back and forth along the tops of your teeth.
Repeat step 3 and 4 but for behind your teeth, with added focus on the backs/crevasses of your middle teeth.
Place the toothbrush at the back of your mouth and brush it lightly back and forth until you have cleaned the whole tongue.
Rinse with mouth out warm water.
By slightly tweaking your toothbrushing routine to match this, you can say goodbye to all the subtle stains and hidden crumbs. This method makes my teeth so strong and white my own smile blinds me. Go on, add this small and easy change into your routine and you'll be thanking yourself very soon.