Teeth Cleaning Guide
When it comes to brushing teeth, there are a number of tips and recommendations given to the public. Let’s boil it down for you: it’s not about the time spent brushing, but how you do it. Above all, it’s about technique. The best way to cover all that’s necessary without forgetting a section is to have a method and always follow the same pattern.
Brush with rotating movements, from the gum to the tooth. The toothbrush should be diagonal so that the bristles face the roots of the teeth and tilted at 45 degrees towards the gum. Never brush horizontally.
Brush the outer surfaces of your upper teeth first, then the lower ones
- Brush the insides of your upper teeth, then inside the lower ones
- Brush the surfaces of your teeth used for chewing
- Brush your tongue – back and front – to remove food residue and odour causing bacteria for fresher breath
It’s recommended that you brush your teeth 2-3 times a day, ideally after each meal.
Remember to change your toothbrush regularly! Replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, and at least every 3 months. New toothbrushes remove food debris more effectively than a brush that’s worn from many months use.
Now that you’ve got your brushing technique down, practice each day and it will quickly feel perfectly natural. This is one of the easiest (and best) things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Our dental hygienists will be happy to show you the best brushing techniques and answer any questions you might have.