Brushing your teeth is an important part of daily life, both for your children and for yourself. This action not only allows you to preserve the quality of your teeth, but also to have a fresh breath in all circumstances. In order to properly take care of your oral hygiene, you will need various accessories and products, including a toothbrush, a good toothpaste and possibly dental floss. To top it all off, you must respect the brushing time. The explanations in a few lines!
What you need before brushing
Although it is not a grueling activity, physically and mentally, it is still necessary to prepare for it. Indeed, before brushing your teeth, you must first have a toothbrush. There are different models: manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes, Sulcabrush toothbrushes or an interdental brush. However, the best choice for a gentle brushing of your gums and tooth enamel is undoubtedly the soft bristle toothbrush. Next, you need to choose a good toothpaste. It is advisable to opt for the fluoride toothpaste tab. It helps to better prevent the onset of caries and dental plaque. Herbal toothpastes are also suitable for good oral health.
Frequency, tips and time for brushing teeth
According to the UFSBD (Union Française pour la Santé Bucco-Dentaire), you should at least brush your teeth twice a day after each meal. You must do it for 2 minutes to make sure that the dirt stuck between the gums can be removed. This keeps your teeth healthy.
A revolution in oral hygiene is nevertheless underway thanks to the Y-Brush toothbrush, a sonic vibrating toothbrush with 35,000 nylon bristles and a Y-shape allowing the perfect brushing of all sides and interdental spaces simultaneously, considerably reducing brushing time while maintaining maximum efficiency (from 5 to 15 seconds depending on the vibration mode)
When you are at work or at school, you don't have time to clean your teeth. So you should remember to floss between the gaps in your teeth. This technique helps to remove pieces of food stuck between them. And if brushing your teeth is not enough to make your breath fresh, don't hesitate to use a mouthwash. Chewing minty gum can be effective against oral odor, but if too sweet, it can also damage your teeth.
As a precaution, it is essential to visit the dentist at least once a month. This is an important visit especially for your children, as they are often prone to dental diseases such as cavities or gingivitis. However, to avoid a return visit to the specialist, try to encourage them to brush their teeth regularly.
The steps of tooth brushing
To obtain a better oral health, it is essential that you
carry out carefully all the stages of brushing teeth and respect the brushing
First of all, as mentioned above, you must choose your toothbrush carefully. Everyone has their own preferences between manual and electric toothbrushes. So choose according to your needs. When brushing, you should take your time to gently brush your teeth in a rotating motion. Not only does this allow you to clean several teeth at once, but it also allows you to reach hard-to-reach areas without having to brush your gums too hard and risk weakening your quenches.
With a Y-Brush toothbrush, you don't have to worry about these movements anymore thanks to its Y shape, you just have to insert it on your teeth and it will brush all the tooth surfaces and interdental spaces in one go, a slight movement from right to left may be necessary depending on the depth of your jaw. A beep will indicate when the other half of your teeth need to be brushed.
Then, although some people find the idea a bit far-fetched, gently brush your tongue. It is the place par excellence where microbes from food ingested like to settle. If you sometimes see a whitish deposit on your tongue and irritation, it's because bacteria have found a home there. Bacteria are the main cause of bad breath. So, in order to keep your oral health at its best, you must brush your tongue with a toothbrush equipped with a tongue scraper.
Then it's time to rinse. Once you've finished brushing your teeth, you need to rinse the inside of your mouth thoroughly. Not only for aesthetics, but also to remove plaque and food scraps. You can also finish this operation by rinsing with a mouthwash that gives you the pleasant sensation of a clean mouth.
Finally, use the famous "dental floss" or dental floss. This is the last step for a good brushing. It allows you to reach the space between your teeth, which often harbors the smallest pieces of food. These can cause tartar on your teeth and damage them quickly.