Protecting dental and oral health is extremely important to both our teeth and our entire body. When we brush our teeth properly, we protect the health of the mouth and teeth and prevent future problems from happening, otherwise bacterial plaque and food residues on the teeth over time will cause tooth deformity and gum disease.
How to Brush Your Teeth Properly?
To brush your teeth properly, you should brush your teeth with short and gentle movements, and you should pay special attention to the gum line. In order to brush properly, we must consider the following points:
- First , you must clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth and then your lower teeth.
- The inner surfaces of the upper teeth must be cleaned first, then the lower inner surfaces.
- You must clean the chewing surfaces of all your teeth, ie the upper surface of the teeth.
In addition, the question “How do individuals who receive orthodontic treatment clean their teeth during an orthodontic procedure” is answered as follows:
- First of all, the toothbrushes that you will use while brushing your teeth should definitely have soft heads.
- While cleaning your braces, it would be best for you to use toothpastes that contain fluorite.
- While brushing your teeth, you must be careful not to touch the hard parts of the brush to the braces.
- You should brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day.
Teeth Cleaning Techniques?
Knowing and applying the rules and techniques of brushing the teeth properly, can save us from a lot of dental and oral problems,
- There is no need to use a lot of toothpaste.
- Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle.
- You should brush your teeth gently in circular motions without heavy pressure.
- Cleaning the surface of the tongue is a must for dental care, and cleaning the surface of the tongue will prevent bad breath.
- Tooth brushing should take an average of 2 minutes, and each tooth should be brushed 8-10 times.
- Healthy gums, do not bleed while brushing teeth.
- If your gums bleed during brushing, it means that they are not being cleaned well, so the bleeding area should be cleaned more carefully and carefully.
How Do You Teach a Child to Brush His Teeth Properly?
Children learn all behaviors usually by imitating the behavior of parents, siblings or other elders in the family, so if we want our child to learn how to brush teeth properly, it is useful to try the following points:
- Brush your teeth at the same time as your child. Because children are affected by the behavior of their parents.
- After eating sugar and similar products, let him see the remnants of sugar on his teeth with the help of a mirror, and after brushing your child’s teeth, let him see his teeth with the help of a mirror again. Thus, seeing his teeth clean will make him believe that this procedure is necessary.
- Bring a few brushes that children like in a variety of colors. Thus, when your child changes it when using it, it will be turned into a game, and in this way it will be easier to acquire the habit.
- It is very important that in addition to getting your children into the habit of brushing their teeth, they also help them develop the habit of eating right, by allowing limited consumption of foods such as candy, chocolate and chips.
- Appreciate and reward your child after brushing his or her teeth.
When Does Tooth Brushing Start in Children?
“When should children start using a toothbrush” is a common question, since after a child’s back teeth grow (on average 2.5 – 3 years of age), brushing can be started. In preschool age, it is important for children in addition to learning the technique of brushing their teeth, to acquire the habit of brushing their teeth as well. Children usually clean the visible areas of the teeth, but to prevent cavities, it is necessary to clean the surfaces, spaces and places of chewing, so parents should check that they are cleaned after the child brushes his teeth.
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