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How To Properly Brush Your Teeth | Ecopify

March 13, 2023 Ecopify Episode 6
Ecopify's Podcast
How To Properly Brush Your Teeth | Ecopify
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Listen to this podcast if you want to know the correct way of brushing your teeth! I'll share with you the 10 step-by-step tutorials to properly brush your teeth, so you can get rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout your day!

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0:00 - Introduction
0:50 - Why Should You Brush Your Teeth Properly?
1:55 - So, What Tools Do You Need To Brush Your Teeth? 
3:29 - How To Properly Brush Your Teeth?
5:05 - Quick Takeaways

Disclaimer: This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your dentist to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.

Again, the content is for informational purposes only. Content is neither intended to nor does it establish a standard of care or the official policy and is not a substitute for professional judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

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Have you ever wondered if you're brushing your teeth correctly or not? This is something you should consider because the way you brush your teeth is very important, doing a poor job of brushing your teeth is almost as bad as not brushing at all!

Brushing your teeth can help remove plaques, preventing bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. But those benefits only come if you know how to brush your teeth properly.  

While this article won't cover every aspect of proper dental hygiene, it'll focus on the important aspects you need to know, including why you should brush your teeth properly, the necessary tools to brush your teeth, and the 10 step-by-step guides to effectively remove germs and plaque that accumulate throughout your day.


Why Should You Brush Your Teeth Properly? 

Brushing your teeth properly is an important part of maintaining good oral health. Here are several benefits:

Prevent Tooth Decay
Maintain Healthy Gum
Freshen Breath
Brighten Teeth
Stronger Teeth, Prevent Tooth Loss

Tip: The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time to keep your teeth healthy.

If you don't take care of your teeth, cavities and unhealthy gums can make your mouth sore, making eating much more difficult. Maintaining healthy and strong teeth, on the other hand, improve your chewing ability, speaks more clearly, and gives you a brighter smile to help you look younger. 

Summary: When you brush your teeth properly, you can prevent plaque from buildup and remove bacteria between your teeth. By doing this, you not only prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but also promote a stronger immune system for your health.


What Tools Do You Need To Brush Your Teeth? 
 
The first step to brushing your teeth correctly is to make sure you're prepared with the right tools. 

You must have:

A toothbrush
Fluoride Toothpaste
(optional)

Floss
Mouthwash  

The Right Toothbrush: In order to maximize the effectiveness of your brushing routine, consider choosing the right toothbrush for you. A toothbrush that has a soft bristle and is comfortable to hold with a size and shape that fits perfectly in your mouth is recommended by many dentists. 

Fluoride Toothpaste: When selecting your toothpaste, most dentists suggest choosing one that contains fluoride to help strengthen enamel and fight decay. Also, don't forget about flavor, pick something you like to make brushing more enjoyable! 

Flossing: Consider flossing once a day to help remove plaque and food particles stuck between your teeth and along the gum line, where a toothbrush usually cannot reach. 

Mouthwash: Dentists recommend using mouthwash as an additional way to reduce bacteria in your mouth while freshening your breath. Again, special flavors and formulas are also available for you to choose to make your dental routine more enjoyable.

Summary: Be prepared to have a toothbrush and toothpaste ready for brushing. Flossing and using mouthwash cannot be substituted for brushing your teeth, but they can complement the practices. 


How To Properly Brush Your Teeth? 

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important habits you can develop to maintain good oral health.

From Start To Finish: Here Is The Step-by-Step Guide On How To Brush Your Teeth Properly - From The American Dental Association (ADA)

1. Grab Your Toothbrush.

2. Run Your Toothbrush Under Water For A Few Seconds To Wet The Bristles.

3. Apply A Small Amount Of Toothpaste On The Bristle Of Your Toothbrush.

4. Place Your Toothbrush Against The Gum Line At A 45-Degree Angle.

5. Start Brushing Using Small Circular Motions.

6. Gently Repeat Brushing The Front, Back, And Top Of Every Tooth.

7. This Process Takes Between 2 To 3 Minutes.

8. Don't Forget To Brush Your Tongue (It's What Causes Bad Breath).

9. Spit Out The Toothpaste After Finish Brushing.

10. Finish Up By Rinsing Your Mouth And Toothbrush With Water.

Tip: You should replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. If your toothbrush has been overused, the bristles can become frayed, which causes your brushing routine to lose some of its effectiveness.

Summary: Most adults do not come close to brushing their teeth long enough, so take at least two minutes (120 seconds) to properly brush your teeth. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you are brushing your teeth properly and maintaining good oral health. 


Quick Takeaways

The simplest way to brush your teeth is to go ahead and grab your toothbrush. Lubricate it with a small amount of water, then put a small amount of toothpaste on the bristles. Place the toothbrush against your teeth at a 45-degree angle, then brush using a small circular motion. Gently brush the front, back, and top of every tooth for at least 2 minutes, then take a couple of seconds to brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria that have gotten stuck there during the brushing process. The final step is to spit out all the toothpaste after you're done, then finish by rinsing your mouth and toothbrush with water.

Notice: It is important for individuals with braces or other dental appliances to consult with their dentist about proper brushing techniques before beginning any routine.