Did you know wrong brushing techniques lead to tooth decay? Tooth decay in children is mainly due to improper brushing techniques which are then carried over to adulthood.
Introducing your child to our pedodontist in Hatch End is always a good idea and children can be encouraged to learn proper brushing techniques to save their teeth.
Brushing just two times a day will help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re wondering how to improve your brushing game, start by choosing a decent soft-bristle toothbrush. They’re perfect for removing plaque and food particles where nasty tooth decaying bacteria thrive. You should also replace your bruch every 2-3 months to keep it in tip-top condition.
Your chosen toothpaste depends on the condition of your teeth and which conditions you’re most concerned about. Toothpaste is available to treat cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth, sensitivity and more. If unsure which is best for you, then speak to your dentist.
In the meantime, follow Aqua Dental Clinic’s handy hints for effective brushing:
- Use half-tooth-wide strokes of the brush to clean the outer and inner surfaces of the teeth against the gum line
- Hold the brush flat and brush back and forth for the chewing surfaces of the teeth
- Use gentle up-and-down strokes, tilting the brush vertically for the inside surfaces of front teeth
- Don’t forget your tongue! Use a back-to-front sweeping motion here to remove food particles for a really deep daily clean
Proper brushing will cost you only two minutes.