5 brushing habits to keep the dentist away

1. Brush twice, even if you don’t do this everyday, please do it today

Your saliva, which naturally cleanses the mouth and acts against bacteria, decreases at night. This allows more plaque to form and can result in decay. So to keep your teeth bright, always brush at night.

2. Brush this way and that way

Brushing with the right technique is equally important. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, go up and down the gum lines, front and back of your teeth; for at least 2 minutes.

3. Don’t forget to clean your mighty tongue

Since most food particles get accumulated in the top rough surface of tongue, it’s crucial to keep it neat and avoid bad breath. Use a tongue cleaner or toothbrush to do so. Don’t let your mouth stink, keep your tongue healthy and pink.

4. Floss like a boss

The toothbrush is not be able to efficiently go between your teeth. Floss once a day to remove debris and plaque stuck between the teeth. This will also keep the gums healthy.

5. Remembered to sanitize your hands, but when will you sanitize your toothbrush?

Store the toothbrush in a clean, dry area to avoid breeding of microbes. Change your toothbrush once in three months and also sanitize it once a month. This can be done by dipping the bristles in an antiseptic mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide or a mix of baking soda and water.

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