Brushing the Right Way by mcclainmy

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									Brushing the Right Way

                                               Brushing your teeth is an activity that we all should be
                                               doing three times a day, in order to get the best oral
                                               health benefits possible. Combined with flossing, this
                                               action is the backbone of good oral care and dental
                                               hygiene.

                                               That being said, it is important for people to brush their
                                               teeth the right way. Such a statement may raise confusion
                                               about what the right way is, and how one could possibly
                                               mess it up.


Technique

There are several factors at work that make this exercise more effective in nature. For example, the
technique that people use when performing oral hygiene can make a big difference on the results which
are gotten.

People should be brushing for a few minutes, making sure to get along their gums as well as every part
of the surface of their teeth. Individuals should take care to not push too hard.

Essentially, one of the rules should be to be thorough, but to avoid causing any kind of discomfort. The
effort should apply enough pressure to get the job done, but discomfort should not be happening.

Too much of the action or too little can have a pronounced effect on the results that are achieved. You
don’t want to push too hard because it can expose the gum line and increase sensitivity, while not
pushing hard enough will not be enough to clean off the surface of the teeth.

The toothbrush that you use will make a big difference in the results that people get when it comes to
their oral hygiene. Many people do not realize this, but there is a huge variety of brushes with different
engineering in order to allow different functions in the mouth.

The bristles are especially important. The bristles of a toothbrush are going to come in varieties leaning
toward the harder and softer ends of the spectrum.


Bristle softness

It is important to select an option which will provide good comfort while still being effective. One key
thing that many people do not realize is that they often do not need as hard of bristles as they think.
Softer options are perfectly
capable of getting good results.
The softer options also are able
to get to a lot of places, allowing
for better coverage on the
surface area of the teeth.

Another thing that many do not
fully realize id the importance of
replacing your toothbrush every
few months. Many of us are
content to use the same model
we have been using for a long time, but getting new ones allows for more effective oral hygiene

Not only will the bristles be in better shape, but it is also much more sanitary. The longer you use any
one toothbrush, the more potential it has to accumulate germs and get bent out of shape.

Therefore, it is a good idea to get a new one every few months. Not only will your oral hygiene be
better, but you also get to pick out new colors!

All of these efforts are worth it. People should be able to notice a pronounced difference as a result of
these things.

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