The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth
Most people understand how important it is to regularly brush their teeth, but a lot of people don't know that there's more to it than just scrubbing. In fact, it's important that you know the proper brushing technique in order to protect your mouth from plaque and cavities.
Our team put together some great brushing tips to help you get a dazzling smile.
Do you brush your teeth when you wake up in the morning? What about later at night? No matter what, it's important to make sure you brush your teeth twice every day.
Throughout the day, food and bacteria can get stuck in your teeth, which can pave the way for dental issues. Brush all that gunk away twice every day to keep your smile dazzling.
When you brush your teeth, make sure that you keep it up for two full minutes. That is the time it takes to thoroughly clean all of the surfaces of your teeth.
If you aren't sure that you're brushing for two minutes, try setting a timer. That way, you can be certain that you're giving your teeth the time they need to shine. Some companies even make sand timers that can be used specifically for timing your brushing and can make it kind of fun for the younger brushers.
Many people don't realize that there actually is a wrong way to brush your teeth. Surprise! There is.
To brush your teeth correctly, make sure to:
- Hold you brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth.
- Brush in little circular motions–do NOT scrub.
If you've been scrubbing your teeth all this time, you could be damaging them. Little circular motions help break up plaque, and the angle helps stimulate your gums. After all, plaque and bacteria can hide just under the gum line. By holding your brush at the right angle, you can be sure to get a deep clean.
In fact, that's why our Better Toothbrush is designed to use our V++ Max and V++ Arc bristles. These bristles clean your teeth at a 45-degree angle, even if you aren't holding your toothbrush correctly. It's all the clean without the hassle.
Make sure to follow up your toothbrushing routine with flossing. You should be flossing every day to make sure your teeth stay fresh and clean and to remove the plaque that hides in the places your toothbrush can't reach. If you follow all these tips, you will be one step closer to a healthy mouth.