You’ve probably heard this a million times already, but its importance cannot be understated, so here’s one more time: you should brush your teeth at least twice daily. Brushing isn’t difficult; you only need to brush for about 2 minutes each session.
That is all it takes for you to drastically reduce your chances of getting cavities, gum diseases, tooth loss, and bad breath. If you do not have a habit of brushing your teeth, it can result in the onset of gingivitis.
Brushing will remove plaque on the surface of your teeth. Plaque is the number one cause of gum disease and tooth decay, and brushing will prevent it from building up.
- There are various types of toothbrushes you can get. They come in all shapes and sizes; starting with small ones for toddlers, and larger ones for adult-sized mouths. We recommend looking for toothbrushes with soft bristles so that it is gentler on your enamel and gums. Also make sure that it is the right size and shape for your mouth. You should be able to maneuver it effortlessly to reach most areas.
- You should brush at least twice daily for two minutes each brushing session.
- Do not press the bristles against your teeth so hard that they severely bend. You want to use the tip of the bristles to clean your teeth.
- For general hygiene, you should replace a toothbrush at least once every three to four months. Furthermore, a worn out toothbrush with frayed bristles will not be as effective.
- Use ADA-accepted toothpaste, which means the toothpaste has sufficient fluoride.