If you're here, it's because you know that brushing your teeth is important, but you don't know for whom it is most important. Well, the answer is simple: It's especially important to remember to brush your teeth after every meal no matter what your age. Indeed, a good brushing is a determining factor to preserve the health of your teeth. It helps to remove plaque and to fight against the appearance of tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing alone is not enough; good dental care requires proper brushing. This means applying the right amount of toothpaste and brushing correctly to remove food residue and clean your teeth thoroughly after morning and evening meals. You can also brush your teeth at lunchtime.
Here's a guide to help you understand that brushing your teeth is important to everyone.
Tooth brushing for babies
As soon as the first tooth begins to erupt, it can be brushed with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The gums should also be cleaned. It is recommended to brush the child's teeth at least twice a day, that is to say morning and evening.
Here is the brushing technique for brushing baby's teeth:
- As soon as your baby's first tooth starts to appear, you can brush it with a small soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You can also clean his gums. In addition, it is recommended to brush his teeth at least twice a day, that is to say morning and evening.
Brushing children's teeth
Here are the brushing techniques according to the age of the children:
- From 2 to 3 years old: From 2 years old, he can use a fluoridated toothpaste between 250 and 600 ppm, if the child knows how to spit. It is recommended to tell him to brush his teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush with a small head. Even if he wants to brush his teeth by himself, you should always accompany his brushing.
- 3 to 6 years old: It is recommended to brush twice a day: in the morning and in the evening for 2 minutes, with a fluoride toothpaste between 500-1000 ppm and a soft toothbrush. It is necessary to make 10 back and forth movements at the bottom of the mouth, and to advance the brush to clean all the teeth according to the method 1-2-3-4 by using an hourglass so that it improves its brushing time.
- After the age of 6: Two daily brushings are recommended, in the morning and in the evening for 2 minutes, with a soft toothbrush with a small head. The recommendations concerning the dosage of fluoridated toothpaste to be used in children over 6 years old vary according to professionals. The Union Française pour la Santé Bucco-Dentaire recommends a fluoride toothpaste between 1000 and 1500 ppm. But it is also recommended to use toothpastes with lower doses of fluoride.
Tooth brushing for adults
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, you should brush twice a day with a soft-bristled electric or manual toothbrush. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fit your mouth and allow you to brush all your teeth easily, even the most distant ones. You should also remember to replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are worn out. A worn-out toothbrush is useless. Finally, be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste. There is no significant difference between manual and electric brushing, just make sure you brush twice a day, every day.
You can use the Y-Brush toothbrush no matter what your age. It's a toothbrush that provides effective brushing of every tooth in just 10 seconds, as well as the gums. It allows you to brush all sides (even the inside) of your teeth simultaneously. It provides 3 modes of vibration: soft, normal and intensive to choose according to your dental sensitivity.
We hope this guide has helped you understand that brushing your teeth is important at any age. Whether you are a baby, child or adult, you need to brush your teeth to avoid oral disease or oral problems in general.