How to brush your teeth correctly

Everyone, or almost everyone, has ever heard about the importance of brushing their teeth three times a day. Thus, we can ensure that the hygiene of our mouth is correct. Or at least that’s the way it should be. However, in addition to quantity, quality is important. That is, we must know how to brush your teeth properly so that brushing is effective.

First of all, keep in mind that not by pressing more we will be able to eliminate more remains of food. Moreover, you should never squeeze to brush your teeth properly. If you press too much we run the risk of wearing out the teeth. So the brushing has to be smooth and going through all the parts of the denture, the gums and the tongue itself.

And if intensity is important, so is order. In what sense do you have to wash your teeth correctly?  Then forming small circles so as not to damage the gums and following the same pattern for all the teeth.

How long? The time will be necessary. It’s that simple you can be five minutes and do it very badly, and three minutes and do it correctly. The important thing is that the technique is applied well.


In addition there are other elements that can help you brush your teeth correctly. The first one is type of toothbrush: manual or electric. Some models of electric toothbrushes are guiding you in such a way that it is almost impossible to do it wrong, besides the sensation that they leave in the denture is of a greater softness.

Also important is the use of dental floss or interdental brushes. These items can get where the toothbrush bristles do not.

And remember that you can complement the brushing of teeth with the use of the mouthwash, although this should never be the substitute for the first. Of course, consult your dentist which is the most appropriate because depending on the state of the mouth it will be advisable to use one or the other.

Finally, keep in mind that brushing your teeth properly is not enough. To maintain proper oral hygiene you must go to the dentist to perform revisions and cleanings every semester. Prevention is always better than cure.