Basics of brushing

Brushing and flossing are something we all learn at an early age however, the basics of brushing the teeth is something not everyone knows about.

The proper way to brush your teeth takes less than 2 minutes, although many people tend to spend much longer, or much less. Most adults tend to spend less than a minute, which isn’t enough time to time to clean your teeth. To get the right amount of time brushing, you should try using a stopwatch while you brush.

Care and maintenance of your teeth are important for your health, and as such you should use the right practices for brushing and take regular visits to Bellevue dental clinic to check your mouth.

These are the basics of brushing your teeth you need know about

Avoid putting pressure on your teeth

When you brush your teeth, you should avoid using pressure but instead use short, gentle strokes. Undue pressure on the teeth can lead to damage in your teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth twice a day can keep you from brushing excessively to get your mouth clean at a go.

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Focus on hard to reach places

You should focus on hard to reach places, and make that you get the areas between your teeth as well. You should also make sure you get eating surfaces as well, along with your upper and lower gums. If you focus on all areas of your mouth, you’ll get everything when you brush.


Get the right toothpaste

Along with using the proper brushing techniques, you will also need to use the right toothpaste as well. There is a variety of toothpaste available, designed to help you with a variety of different conditions. You can get toothpaste that will prevent toothaches, stop sensitivity, and prevent things such as tartar and gingivitis. Toothpaste is the best way to protect your teeth, therefore you should always ask your dentist what type of toothpaste he recommends for you.

Use soft and clean toothbrushes

To get the most out of brushing, you’ll need to have a good toothbrush. There are many different models to choose from, which makes it extremely difficult to choose one. When you make your choice, you should look for brushes that have soft bristles. Soft bristles are easy on your teeth. A small head is also preferred, as it can easily reach hard to reach places, such as your back teeth.

Replace toothbrushes regularly

You should also remember to replace your brush every couple of months, or when it starts to show signs of wear. If you’ve had a cold you should replace your toothbrush, simply because the bristles can contain germs that could get you sick all over again.  Toothbrushes that show wear should always be replaced, as they can have an impact on your gums. If the bristles start to get worn down, they can tear away at your gums, leading to sensitivity.

Basics of brushing

Floss as much as you can

Flossing your teeth regularly is also important to keep your mouth clean. When you floss daily, you clear food particles stuck between your teeth, this reduces the plaque and bacteria in your mouth.  Ensure you do it at least once a day preferably before you sleep. Also, try flossing before you brush your teeth.

Visit the dentist regularly

To get the most from your brushing, you should always use a bit of common sense and ask your dentist for his recommendations. Brushing your teeth will help keep them healthy, and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. Keep in mind that brushing does help your teeth, although you still need to go to your dentist for regular checkups.


Taking care of your teeth by following these basics of brushing given here on regular basics, will help you keep free of infections and cavities. Also if you have any problems visit a dentist at Bellevue Dental so that a proper diagnosis will be carried out on your teeth.

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