Brushing and flossing in the right way is vitally important to long-term oral hygiene and dental health. It helps to prevent staining caused by food and beverages and can help to eliminate bad breath. In addition, regular brushing and flossing will help to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. That said here are some simple tips on how to properly brush and floss on a daily basis. For example, the right way to brush is to place the toothbrush against the teeth at a 45° angle where the gums and the teeth come into contact.
Always Avoid Scrubbing or Applying Too Much Pressure
Using little circular motions, brush the teeth and gums in a very gentle fashion. Always avoid scrubbing or applying too much pressure while brushing. This can ultimately cause the enamel to become damaged and may even injure gum tissue. When it comes to flossing there are some simple strategies that are equally effective. For example, using a section of floss that is about 18 inches long wrap each end around the middle finger of each hand. Keep doing this until you have about a four or 5-inch section between each index finger .
Highest Levels of Dental Hygiene and Oral Health
Next, work the floss between the teeth down to the gum line. Once the floss is in a position between the teeth, simply curve the floss around each tooth individually and gently rocked the floss back and forth moving up and down along the tooth surface. This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to floss. Always remember to rinse thoroughly after brushing and flossing to remove any food debris that may have been dislodged. Follow this strategy when it comes to brushing and flossing and enjoy the highest levels of dental hygiene and oral health . Talk with your dentist in Pewaukee, Dr. Hamedi at Healthy Smile Dental Care today to learn more about how to properly brush and floss.