How to brush your teeth: tips for a beautiful smile


The beauty of teeth requires regular proper care and prevention in order to prevent the development of dental diseases. How to take proper care of your teeth and gums to keep your smile fresh for a long time?

Smile beauty secrets: proper care habits

Smile beauty secrets: proper care habits

What is the beauty of a smile? First of all, this is a conscious attitude to one’s appearance and health, and only after that is the work of a specialist. In order for the teeth to always be white and retain their beauty and health for as long as possible, it is necessary to observe oral hygiene. There is no doubt that healthy gums and teeth can make the beauty of a smile dazzling. And hardly anyone wants to experience pain in connection with caries, gum problems or bad breath.

There are several reasons for such problems. And the most important is the non-compliance with preventive measures and the use of large quantities of sweets, because these cakes, chocolates and buns, which some people like to snack on throughout the day, serve as a favorable breeding ground for bacteria that provoke cavities and gum problems. And besides, paradoxically, some people do not clean their teeth quite correctly. So how do you make routine hygiene routines as effective as possible? And the beauty secrets of a snow-white smile are quite simple:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day: in the morning and in the evening.

This can be done both before and after meals. If you brush your teeth before breakfast, it is better to do it fifteen minutes before it, so as not to disturb the taste of the dish with the aroma of toothpaste, and after the meal, rinse your mouth with clean water, or replace the water with a special rinse. If there is a preference for brushing your teeth after eating, then this is also good, because this method will ensure that the remnants of food are removed from the oral cavity and eliminate the need for rinsing.

  • In addition to the teeth themselves, you need to take care of the gaps between them.

If they are large, you should use a brush specially designed for this. And if the teeth fit snugly together, then this procedure is performed using a silk thread. It is necessary to clean the gaps and teeth with such a thread every evening, combined with subsequent cleansing with a simple toothbrush. Your dentist will help you choose the right floss.

Expert comment

Andrey Grigoryants, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the Scientific and Clinical Center for Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Oral-B and Blend-a-med expert

The standard is to brush your teeth twice a day, morning and evening. There are nuances here. First, you must brush your teeth before going to bed. In the morning, I recommend doing this after breakfast. What is the logic — I will explain. After brushing your teeth at night, you wake up with a natural balance in your mouth, you can safely have breakfast, then you clean the surface of your teeth, after which it is not recommended to eat from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

The duration of brushing the teeth should be between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on the type of toothbrush and the level of manual skills of the user. This time is necessary, among other things, for the manifestation of all the properties of the toothpaste on the surface of the teeth and the oral mucosa.

The biotype of each person requires a special approach and selection of hygiene products. The paste must be selected in accordance with the individual needs and characteristics of each patient, but as for the brushes, it is easier here. There are no problems with how to choose a toothbrush: modern electric toothbrushes are suitable for almost everyone who is not prohibited from brushing as such. Even if you have braces or any other orthodontic and orthopedic structures installed. I recommend the Oral-B GENIUS brush to my patients: it allows you to control pressure, track the quality of brushing and collects statistics that I receive by e-mail.

An indispensable tool is dental floss. Interdental spaces also require hygiene. These areas are often inaccessible to the toothbrush, which requires the use of floss. You can do this before, after or in between cleanings.

The most frequently repeated mistakes in the process of caring for the beauty of the teeth

The most frequently repeated mistakes in the process of caring for the beauty of the teeth

Dentists do not cease to dedicate us to the secrets of the beauty of a smile and the proper observance of oral hygiene. But some still manage to make mistakes in this important matter. These include:

  • Too short procedure time.

Brushing your teeth should take at least five minutes. But some people are in a hurry to complete this process and thus make a mistake. You can put a clock in the bathroom with a second hand or turn on the timer on your mobile phone in order to eliminate the temptation to finish the procedure ahead of time.

  • Excessively frequent and vigorous cleansing.

Some citizens believe that the secrets of beauty lie in brushing their teeth as often as possible and take up the brush many times a day, after each piece they eat, justifying their actions by the fact that microorganisms act constantly, not allowing people to relax. There is some truth in this: many types of toothpaste protect teeth until the next meal. After that, their beauty and health may suffer due to the formation of an environment in the mouth that is beneficial for the reproduction of bacteria that can lead to the destruction of tooth enamel. And with his fanatical attitude, a person contributes to this, because from excessively intense and frequent procedures, the beauty of the enamel deteriorates and there are promises for the formation of caries.

  • Cleaning in the wrong direction.

Some brush their teeth by brushing their surface from right to left, moreover, as the right direction — from the bottom up. Because the main accumulation of microorganisms is at the junction of the teeth and gums. And they need to be removed from there, and not driven deeper.

  • Gentle attitude.

When brushing, a person intuitively bypasses problem areas of the gum or tooth, which respond with pain when in contact with the bristles of the toothbrush. But it is precisely such areas that first of all need thorough cleaning: here there is the greatest likelihood of caries and the formation of plaque that forms deposits of tartar. Dentists recommend paying special attention to problem areas. And to eliminate the feeling of discomfort, you should use a special soft brush for teeth with increased sensitivity.

  • Striving for a systematic change of pastes.

Some are convinced that the beauty and health of a smile require a regular change of paste, explaining their position by the fact that the same look can be addictive. This assumption is true only in the case of the use of therapeutic toothpastes. But such funds must be used as directed by a doctor. And there is no need to alternate all the rest, a good toothpaste is one that after using which leaves a pleasant feeling of cleanliness and freshness in the mouth.

  • Brush savings.

Some make the mistake of changing toothbrushes only when they are no longer usable. But the recommended period of their use is no more than three months. In addition, after suffering infectious diseases, it is also advisable to purchase a new toothbrush, regardless of the time the old one was used, because pathogenic bacteria could well have survived on it.

Taking care of health and beauty, one should not forget about the regular prevention of diseases of the teeth and gums. To do this, twice a year, it is necessary to undergo an examination at the dentist.

Beauty and health of teeth and gums: measures to prevent diseases

Beauty and health of teeth and gums: measures to prevent diseases

Every person at least once in his life faced with such an unpleasant problem as a toothache. In the modern rhythm of life, many people forget about elementary measures for the prevention of diseases of the teeth and gums. In addition, some habits can have a negative impact on the condition of the teeth:

  • Nowadays, there is a mass passion for chewing Orbits, Dirols and other chewing gums.

What is the effect of using them? Chewing gum is also acceptable to include in the list of dental hygiene products. Of course, it is better to use gum that does not contain sugar. It cleans teeth from soft plaque and food debris. However, you should not chew such gum for more than five minutes. This is enough time to freshen your breath.

  • Do not damage tooth enamel by opening bottle caps and cracking nuts — such actions can lead to tooth injury.
  • The simultaneous reception of hot and cold dishes is not allowed.

This combination can lead to the appearance of microcracks in the tooth enamel and caries.

  • The toothbrush is a personal hygiene item.

It is unacceptable to use one toothbrush by several people. The microflora of the oral cavity is different for everyone and the probability of transmitting pathogenic bacteria through a brush to another is very high.

  • People always strive for a beautiful snow-white smile.

Teeth darken with age, but can also become darker in younger years. If such problems appear, then it’s time to see a dentist.

Avoiding dental diseases is quite simple. You just need to brush your teeth properly, eat less sweets and regularly visit the dentist’s office, which, if necessary, will carry out treatment and prevention and help you choose the right dental hygiene products.

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