Introduction: How to Brush
In reality most people struggle with brushing their teeth the right way, or some feel as if they are not doing good enough. We all know that amazing feeling after a dental professional does it for you and you wonder to yourself, how come it doesn't feel that way when I do it? You want that feeling of accomplishment after you do it, and today i'm going to give you the perfect guide to help you achieve brushing your teeth the best way possible.
Step 1: Step 1
To get started you will need any toothpaste of your preference, and a toothbrush of your choice. The toothbrush can be electronic or manual, they will both work the same in this situation. I assume we all have these two things at home, but if not go to your local store and buy both of these things. If you are an adult you need to get an adult sized toothbrush, the best kind is one with soft bristles. If you are learning how to brush a child's teeth, you need to get a children's sized toothbrush.
Step 2: Step 2
The most beneficial way you can learn to brush your teeth is from a dental professional, especially if you are a visual learner. As for now let's just read this. The first step to brushing your teeth is to take the tube of toothpaste and squeeze a pea-sized amount onto the head of the tooth brush (the bristles). You should be holding your toothbrush with your thumb on the front of the tooth brush (where the finger pad is) and your other four fingers wrapped around the back. The next step is to start brushing. You want to make sure you have a pattern when you are brushing your teeth so you never miss a spot. You are going to place the head of the toothbrush with the side that has toothpaste on it at a 45 degree angle to your gums facing down away from the gums. You then are going to motion your toothbrush back and forth in stroking motions. It is important that you are stimulating your gums, and brushing away the plaque that is right at the top of your teeth.
Step 3: Step 3
Since you have now started brushing it is important that you get both the left and right sides of your mouth of the upper and lower teeth and do not forget that it is equally important to the back sides of your teeth! You want to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes if not 3-4. After you have brushed all of the inner, and outer sides of the upper and bottom teeth you can spit and rinse your mouth out. It is very important that you do this twice a day to remove all the plaque to keep your mouth healthy and clean.