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How to brush your teeth properly

There is no doubt that maintaining proper oral health is essential when it comes to enjoying good health. And it is that many scientific studies have shown that having poor hygiene in our mouth can become a consequence for the appearance of a wide variety of diseases.

Many people are unaware that to maintain optimal oral health it is not only essential to maintain good oral hygiene. It is also necessary to avoid those habits or harmful substances that can have a negative impact on your proper health.

But despite the fact that many people know that they must take care of their teeth to enjoy good health, the truth is that very few people really know how to brush their teeth  properly. And when to do it.

When to brush your teeth?

Surely on some occasion your parents told you that you should brush your teeth every time you ate. The truth is that this question must become a daily habit every time we eat.

Or, at least, tooth brushing should be done three times a day, precisely after each meal.  But it is not enough to pass the brush and that’s it: it is convenient to do it well for at least three minutes.

What toothbrush to use?

Not all gums are the same, so not all of them use the same toothbrush.

It is for this reason that currently on the market you can find an interesting –and useful- diversity of brushes, which differ in how their bristles are, as well as in their own design.

It is best to use a brush with bristles that are not very stiff, that do not harm your gums (that is, that do not bleed during or after brushing), with polished and rounded tips.

As far as the hardness of the toothbrush is concerned, it can be soft or medium (precisely its hardness will depend on our gums).

How to brush your teeth:

To help you know how to brush your teeth properly, here is a simple video that explains all the steps you must follow visually:

Some tricks for brushing teeth

  • Don’t apply too much pressure with the toothbrush.
  • Always use short, smooth, elliptical strokes.
  • Brushing movements always do them from the gum to the tooth.
  • Brush beforehand with a dry brush, without toothpaste. It will help you eliminate bacteria attached to the teeth.
  • Renew your toothbrush every three months.


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