It may seem like there’s some secret science or art to brushing the right way, just the right amount, and at the right time to ensure optimal results. When, in fact, there are a few helpful suggestions and the rest just comes naturally. If you feel like you’re fumbling to make the most of your experience in the land of dental hygiene success, we encourage you to take a moment to consider our advice. Just a little bit of direction goes a long way!
Don’t Brush Too Hard
You may want to brush hard because it seems like the rational choice. However, it’s not going to be a good idea. You need to brush gently and completely, using only delicate force to remove plaque from every tooth. When you brush too hard, you scrape up your teeth, you aggravate your gums, and the problem can become worse until you deal with receding gums and teeth that feel uncomfortable.
Don’t Brush Too Little
Your dental hygiene session is only complete and successful if you’re doing it thoroughly and for an adequate stretch of time. Again, there’s no shocking strategy or science behind this. Just a little attention to detail. You will need to watch the clock to make sure you brush for a full two minutes. Easy. You will also need to learn to distribute your time throughout your whole mouth, so every surface of every tooth receives an equal (gentle) scrubbing.
It’s Never Too Late
If your teeth need some TLC, it’s no reason to put off better brushing. Brushing according to our suggestions is always a beneficial decision because it removes plaque, the primary cause of hygiene-related damage.