Teeth are very important part of your body. They help you chewing food so that it gets in the form of a paste being mixed with saliva and gets swallowed in. The paste form of food is very necessary for your body to digest it easily and properly. Teeth are also important from the view point of beauty of mouth or face. Healthy teeth look pure white and give an attractive impression. To gain all the advantages of beauty and health dental care is very necessary.
In the pursuit of dental care it is very necessary to keep in mind to brush your teeth regularly, floss them and visit your dentist regularly.
How to brush your teeth and how to floss?
To brush your teeth you may choose appropriate toothbrush with a handle of sufficient length and soft bristles. There are two types of toothbrushes available, electric or manual. You may choose according to your suitability. Mostly it is preferred that a toothbrush should have small head with round-end bristles. For a proper brushing experience, rest your brush against your teeth and tilt it about 45 degrees against the gum line. Make the brush move in circular motions against every tooth of your mouth. Further, move the floss between your teeth as close to the gums as it can go. Floss up and down between the teeth for about ten movements so that plaque and food particles are removed. One can floss at any time during the day while the most suitable time being before going to bed at night. One can floss either before or after brushing.
When to brush?
You should brush your teeth before breakfast and before going to bed at night. You should keep in mind that you should not brush immediately after having meals or any such edibles which contain acids like spirits, fizzy drinks etc. as these may damage your teeth and gums. So it is safe to wait for about one hour after meals in order to brush your teeth.
What type of toothpaste to use?
The cleaning agents in toothbrush help to remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque is a thin film of bacteria formed on your teeth which may lead to gum diseases tooth decay and cavities. The tooth paste should be such which contains the right proportion or concentration of fluoride.