Correct brushing technique is among the first prerequisites for maintaining healthy teeth.
First of all, it is always advisable not to use toothbrushes with bristles too stiff and not to brush teeth with too much energy: this, in the long run, can wear out the enamel, weakening the teeth and making them more vulnerable to cavities and external stimuli such as heat or cold, increasing tooth sensitivity.
THE CORRECT BRUSHING TECHNIQUE
- Begin by cleaning the chewing surface of the teeth with forward-backward movements.
- Move on to the inner surface positioning the brush vertically where necessary. The angle of the bristles with respect to the tooth surface should be approximately 45°. Using small vibratory movements of the bristles, break up the bacterial plaque and remove it by brushing from top to bottom for the upper jaw and from bottom to top for the lower jaw.
- Perform the same maneuvers for the outer surface of the teeth, making sure to clean the gingiva as well.
- Finally, clean the tongue, with the toothbrush to remove the many bacteria that lurk there and contribute to the problem of bad breath.
For effective brushing, perform these steps 3 times a day for 2 minutes each.