Brushing your teeth is something you have to do every day, but some people are brushing well and brushing casually. Others attach great importance to oral hygiene, brushing several times a day, and brushing very hard. Are you brushing your teeth the right way?
1. Toothpaste before you brush it?
Most people tend to wet toothbrushes squeezed with toothpaste before brushing them in the imports. But Japanese dentist Kura Chih-hui points out that if you dip in water first, it will soon fill your mouth with foam, making people think that it’s almost done, and you want to spit it out quickly. At this time, toothpaste is also spit out, and the cleaning effect is greatly compromised. The correct way to brush your teeth is to brush the toothpaste against the dry brush and gently hold the cleaning details with a brush.
2. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth again and again.
Do you brush your teeth and gargle repeatedly a few times before you feel dry? However, most dentists suggest that excessive gargling will wash away the residual fluorine in the mouth and reduce the efficacy of preventing tooth decay. After brushing teeth can contain about 100 milliliters of water, gargle 20 seconds later can spit off. And after at least 30 minutes do not eat, let fluorine stay in the mouth for a while, so that the full effect.
3. Brushing your teeth is too short.
Li Yang Jun, chairman of the Taiwan Children’s Dental Association, points out three key points in brushing teeth. First, toothpaste with a fluorine content of up to 1000ppm must be used; secondly, teeth must be brushed at least twice a day, and each time it takes more than two minutes to brush it. Instead of using toothpaste to wipe it and spit it out. Let fluorine and tooth enough contact, just can have the effect of preventing caries, otherwise have brush is equal to brush.
4. Brush your teeth immediately after you get up or eat.
Some people often get up in the morning and brush their teeth before breakfast. Huang Renyong, director of the periodontal Department at Taipei’s third Army General Hospital, suggests that one should eat breakfast before brushing one’s teeth. If you brush your teeth before eating breakfast, the time of dry teeth is only about 30 minutes, which is equivalent to brushing a set of dry teeth for bacteria to breed. Some people question whether breakfast will eat the germs in the mouth during sleep? In fact, it won’t, as long as the teeth had been brushed well the night before they went to bed, there would be no problem.
Others usually brush their teeth as soon as they finish eating. Australian dentist Michael Tam told the Daily Mail that acidic foods and drinks soften tooth enamel, and that it is best to wait until the oral pH is balanced before brushing your teeth, so it is better to wait 30 minutes after eating.
5. The toothbrush is next to the toilet toilet.
Toothbrushes are generally kept in the toilet, but when you flush the toilet, fecal bacteria can fly into your toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends keeping toothbrushes straight and not touching other toothbrushes to avoid cross-contamination. Also, when flushing the toilet, remember to cover the toilet lid. The toothbrush should be placed in a ventilated place, completely dry and reused.
6. Brush hard to get dry.
Some people are worried about tooth decay, every time brushing teeth are very hard, but I do not know brushing too hard will hurt the gums. Yang Tsung-jung, a dentist at Fengyuan Hospital in Taiwan’s Weifu Ministry, says he suggests choosing a toothbrush with small, soft hair and two soft brushes. Do not put too much effort into it. This will reduce gum atrophy and prevent tooth decay at the same time.
Under normal circumstances, a toothbrush can take about 2 or 3 months, but if the brush before this bifurcation or bending, it may be that you brush your teeth the wrong way or too much force.
7. Does toothpaste choose natural do not contain fluorine good?
The fluoride added to toothpaste is a chemical, and some people worry that daily use is not good for your health. But studies have shown that toothpaste must contain more fluorine than 1000ppm in order to prevent dental caries, fluoride-free all-natural toothpaste is clearly ineffective. In accordance with the regulations of the Bureau of Standards and Inspection of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, fluorine content in fluorinated toothpaste must be above 800ppm and below 1500ppm. Choose toothpaste according to this standard, you can use it safely.