There are four important things we should learn naturally, as we grow up in London W1: walking, talking, eating and teeth brushing.
Now as we get older, we can often get these horribly wrong- ‘stop talking, eat your kebab and I’ll order a taxi…did you bring your toothbrush because you aren’t borrowing mine!’ The thing is, making sure that you brush your teeth correctly on a daily basis can ensure that you do the other three with ease throughout your life.
You brush to avoid the perils of plaque that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay and in the long run, tooth loss and heart disease, which can affect the way you talk, eat and walk. If you back up your brushing with other products such as floss, inter-dental brushes and mouth-washes, you can do all of the above lyrically, but you do need to kick it all off by getting the right brush for you.
There are a myriad of variations on the market, angled ones, flexible ones, up and downy and round and round electrical ones- there are even ones that pulse as they work, designed specifically to attack plaque and tartar. Once you have settled on your choice, then as silly as it sounds, you need to learn how to use your brush properly in order to get the best results. Your dentist is your best aid here and once you have mastered the basics, you will have no problem in looking after your teeth and gums.