To protect oral health, brushing teeth is the first priority. Only by cleaning the mouth can we avoid the growth of bacteria. However, we often make mistakes when brushing teeth. Which brushing methods are wrong?
- Brush your teeth horizontally
In the process of brushing teeth, if the way of brushing teeth is not correct, the effect of brushing teeth will be different. Many people brush their teeth horizontally when brushing their teeth. As everyone knows, brushing their teeth horizontally will seriously damage the enamel, dentin, gums and periodontal. There is no fixed pattern for the correct way of brushing your teeth, as long as you follow a certain order, such as first up and then down, first out and then look? Brush your teeth one time at a time, and completely clean the lips, cheeks, palate and tongue, and the bite area without missing anything. Here, I would like to remind everyone that tooth brushing is extremely important for oral health care, and the only premise is that the method must be correct, otherwise brushing your teeth will be a waste of time, and even damage your teeth. It is recommended to go to a regular hospital for treatment every six months Preventive examination and treatment.
- Choose a Hard Bristle Toothbrush
Many people think that if the bristles of the toothbrush are hard, it will be more beneficial to clean the teeth and will clean more thoroughly, so they often choose some big-headed toothbrushes with hard bristles and many hairs. In fact, this idea is wrong. This is because if you choose a toothbrush with too hard and dense bristles, it will be difficult to clean the tartar between the teeth and the hidden surface when brushing your teeth, and the cleaning effect will not be good but will be seriously reduced. And hard-bristled toothbrushes often scratch the gums, leading to bleeding gums, gum damage, or gum recession. So, should we catch calcium? Choose toothbrushes with softer bristles and avoid brushing horizontally. The period of use of each toothbrush should not exceed one month, otherwise, the "extended service" of the toothbrush will breed a large number of pathogenic bacteria, leading to the occurrence of various oral diseases. After brushing your teeth, rinse the toothbrush with clean water several times, dry the bristles, and place the brush head up in a ventilated place.
- Brushing too hard
Too much force when brushing your teeth may damage your teeth, as well as your gums and cause mouth sores. In fact, it is not that the more force you use, the more you can clean your teeth. If you brush your teeth incorrectly, using too much force can damage your teeth.
The amount of brushing force varies from person to person, and there is no specific quantitative standard. The strength of brushing teeth should be neither light nor heavy, and it is advisable to clean the tooth surface. About the same strength as your fingers to pick up a popsicle stick is enough, use the strength of your wrist to brush your teeth rather than the strength of your arms.
- Brush your teeth with cold water
Cold water can cause tooth soreness in people with sensitive dentin, and it is not conducive to the effective cleaning substances in toothpaste to work. Especially in winter, it is even more necessary to brush your teeth with warm water to avoid tooth sensitivity.
The main ingredients in toothpaste are abrasives and fluoride. Laboratory studies have found that the optimum temperature for these active ingredients to work is around 37°C. Therefore, it is best to use warm water close to your own body temperature when brushing your teeth, and too hot water is not good.
Wrong brushing is not conducive to the protection of teeth, we need to know the correct method. So, what's the right way to brush your teeth?
- Horizontal shaking method
Also called Bass brushing method. The horizontal shaking method uses short shaking horizontal brushing action to clean the plaque best, so it is also called in-trough brushing method. Put the bristle tip and the teeth? The gingival surface is slightly pressurized at an angle of 45°, the top part of the bristles enters the gingival sulcus, and the part is outside the sulcus, and then vibrates back and forth 6 to 8 times, and the bristles move only 1mm during the vibration. When brushing the lingual and palatal surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth, if the dental arch is narrow, the toothbrush head can be erected to make short horizontal brush vibrations. At the same time, the occlusal surface of the back teeth should be brushed to clean the pits and fissures of the occlusal surface.
- Rotary brushing method
Also called Roll brushing or vertical brushing. The bristles are at a 45° angle to the tooth surface, and the bristle head points to the gums, touches the gums lightly, and then turns towards the crown, the speed should not be too fast. Repeat this 8 to 10 times, gradually brushing on the lip (buccal) surface and tongue of each tooth surface moves. When brushing the occlusal surface, the bristles are placed on the occlusal surface and moved back and forth. This method has the effect of massaging the gums, improving local blood circulation and promoting epithelial keratinization, and helps to enhance the defense ability of periodontal tissue.
- Physiological tooth brushing
The bristles are in contact with the crown of the tooth, the bristle head is pointed at the crown, and the brush is flicked along the tooth surface to the gum. Brush each surface of each tooth in turn. This method can not only clean the tooth surface, but also massage the gums.