The correct way of brushing teeth

Before you begin, it is important to select the correct brush teeth. Ideally, the best toothbrush for cleaning teeth is a toothbrush with soft bristles with a small head – the softest bristles and the smallest of the head, the better.

Why soft bristles?

The common mistake with toothbrushes stiff bristles that cleans better than toothbrushes with soft bristles. After all, if a stiff brush better clean my toilet, would not the same be true of a toothbrush? Well, the teeth are not your cup and brush your teeth with a stiff brush and very strongly are very abrasive. Even the tooth enamel – the hardest substance in the human body – is not able to withstand this type of abrasive action. Eventually they wear out and expose the yellow underlying dentin. This is not only bad for your teeth, but makes it aesthetically displeasing.

Because small heads

The idea of ​​brushing is to be able to get your toothbrush around all exposed surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque bacteria buildup. The teeth are approximately cylindrical in shape and arranged along a U-shaped arch If the toothbrush head is too large, the bristles will never be able to reach the entire interior of the cavity, or to effectively clean the area between the teeth. If the toothbrush is not good, you cannot brush your teeth properly.

Brushing technique:

Position toothbrush

Imagine an imaginary plane that runs vertically through the center of the teeth. I want to do is tilt the bristle brush teeth that are at 45 degrees to this plane. Point your hairs on the margin where the teeth meet the gums, because it is the place where plaque starts to accumulate before.

Motion toothbrush

The movements that you do with your brush should be something like a roll or small circular movements that do not exceed the size of each tooth. Work the brush from the gingival margin to the edge of his teeth biting.

Be systematic

Start on the right side of the upper jaw on the surfaces of the teeth facing the cheek. Focus on each tooth brushing and move along a tooth at a time until they end on the left side of the upper arch.

Move the brush to the inner face of the upper jaw and repeat the same process. When approaching the curve of her arch (usually around the canine-premolar region), turn the blade 90 degrees so that the brush is vertical, with the handle down to the ground. This helps you reach between teeth more effectively. Continue to clean each tooth to reach the left side of the upper arch.

Repeat the same actions for the lower arch.

Scrub the chewing surfaces of the teeth, especially the molars, to remove food debris that have been made in the slots.


Remember to use light pressure while brushing. The plate is easily discarded with a toothbrush and requires oil elbow (unlike the slag in the water). While there is no contact between the toothbrush and teeth, it is not enough pressure can be applied.

Do not you forget to floss?

Even with the best brushing technique, you will not be able to effectively clean the surfaces between the teeth. Only through daily cleaning of the teeth can be achieved. Therefore the process of cleaning teeth is not complete until you floss your teeth.