First things first, you’re going to need at least two minutes, twice a day! A proper brush takes at least 120 seconds so don’t kid yourself you can brush effectively for anything less, you can’t!
A little tip here is, set a timer on your phone.
Right, now onto the brushing technique! To brush your teeth the right way, make sure you use short, gentle brush strokes. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brush in a circular motion, ensuring your brush the entire surface of the tooth. Don’t forget to pay special attention to the hard-to-reach areas like the back of your teeth. Your gumlines also require a lot of attention.
As a guide, we recommend this process for brushing your teeth effectively:
Step 1: Clean the outer surfaces; start with your upper teeth and then move onto your lower teeth
Step 2: Repeat the above areas but focus on the inner surfaces this time
Step 3: Brush your tongue; don’t leave the back out either (this will keep your breath fresher for longer!)
Now, let’s look at what kind of toothbrush you need to brush your teeth the right way.
Electric toothbrushes are our recommendation, they have soft-bristled, small-headed brushes, which work perfectly for the above brushing technique.
Finding the right toothbrush is great, but make sure you replace it as soon as it starts to show wear or every 12-16 weeks is another guide. With electric toothbrushes, you simply change the head.
We hope these tips of brushing your teeth the right way have been useful. Please feel free to share your experiences with us; we would love to hear from you.