We recommend that you brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day at 30 seconds per quadrant with a soft-bristled brush..
That’s what’s recommended in the UK and Canada.
There are certainly other countries that have different recommendations.
For example, Korea recommends that you brush your teeth three times a day for three minutes within three minutes of eating.
But that is not what is advised in Canada.
If you want to, you can brush your teeth for longer than two minutes but two minutes should be the minimum.
You should brush your teeth twice a day. So, once definitely at night time, the last thing before you go to sleep and one other time during the day as well. If you go to your dentist, you may have your personalized regime for how to brush your teeth and how many times a day. But, generally, as a rule, we recommend two minutes twice a day.
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Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?
You can brush your teeth too many times a day, and you can brush your teeth too hard. over-brushing can lead to damage to your teeth. in the long term so it can lead to tooth surface. loss brushing your actual guns away, and brushing your teeth away. we recommend that you brush your teeth with the correct technique. brush your teeth twice a day and for two minutes at a time. in some instances for example if you have braces or gum disease you may have a personalized plan as to how often you’re meant to brush your teeth, so for example if you had braces you would have to brush your teeth after every time you eat, or he had gum disease. you have increased brushing, but your dentist will go over how many times is correct for you. but generally speaking most of the population should be two minutes twice a day.
What Happens If You Don't Brush Your Teeth
Skipping one brushing session is not a major problem as long as you resume your normal brushing on the following days.
30% of Canadians don’t brush their teeth the recommended two times a day and 2% don’t even brush their teeth at all.
If you continue not brushing your teeth you’ll have a buildup of plaque, debris, food debris, calculus around your teeth, which will then lead to bleeding gums, tooth decay, bad breath and several other problems.
It can also be enough time to allow some of the soft plaque to harden into the calculus that you cannot remove by brushing.
For the patients who haven’t been brushing their teeth or haven’t brushed their teeth for a few years, essentially in the end they may end up losing their teeth and they may have to go for things like dentures or implants.or implants.
How To Brush Your Teeth Properly With A Manual Toothbrush
Using a manual toothbrush is completely fine. You can use a bamboo brush, as well, if you want to. It’s a bit more eco-friendly, rather than the plastic ones.
Electric toothbrushes can be a bit more efficient, but with a manual toothbrush, you can reach really good oral hygiene, as well, as long as you’re using the correct technique.
We recommend that you use the bristles of your toothbrush, and you come in at a 45-degree angle to the actual gum margin, and then you rotate the toothbrush so that you are removing all the debris from around the tooth. So, it’s a 45-degree angle, rotate it, a nice circular motion.
And then, you slowly sort of gradually move forward. Each tooth you should do, so probably about five rotations, just to make sure that you do it enough time to catch all the debris.
First of all, recommend that you do the outside surfaces of the tooth, and then you go on to the bite surfaces. Same thing in a rotational manner.
You must try and get the bristles of the toothbrush to go into all the nooks and crannies of all the teeth. And then, the inside surfaces of the teeth.
Same thing, 45-degree angle, so almost the bristles of the toothbrush are almost sort of poking right into the gum margins, removing any bits of debris that might even be underneath the gum margins Circular motion, each tooth, about five times. And then you gently move forwards. You do it to the front.
I would recommend that you spend 30 seconds per quadrant.
A quadrant is from your front tooth to the back tooth, on saying the upper-right-hand side, then the upper-left-hand side, lower-left, and then the lower-right.
So 30 seconds per quadrant would make it up to two minutes all together brushing your teeth. And I recommend you do that twice a day, morning time and night time.
Replace your toothbrush every three months, or sooner if you’re looking at the toothbrush bristles and you find that they’re worn, misshapen, or flat.
Should You Rinse After Brushing?
When you brush your teeth with toothpaste, be sure to spit out your toothpaste but not rinse your mouth after it.
The toothpaste has to have contact with your tooth over a long period for it to work, and for the chemicals inside the toothpaste to have the benefits.
Make sure that you don’t use mouthwash straight after as well.
You can use mouthwash, but at a different time to brushing your teeth.
This way you get the best benefits from your toothpaste and your mouthwash.
When you rinse your mouth after using your toothpaste, you’re removing the fluoride and you’re removing all the goodness of the toothpaste away from your mouth.
If you don’t rinse your mouth out and you just spit the excess toothpaste out, and you leave the rest of the toothpaste in contact with your teeth, you’ll have greater benefits from using that toothpaste.
After you’ve brushed your teeth, try and leave it at least half an hour before you have anything to eat or drink, that way you’ve got the best chance of the toothpaste having a good effect on your teeth.
The other thing we’d recommend is that if you brush your teeth at night time, try and brush it last thing at night, so you then just go straight to bed. You don’t have anything to eat or drink afterwards, that way you’ve left the toothpaste contact in your teeth for the longest time.
Is Chewing Gum Bad For Your Teeth?
Many people may think that chewing chewing gum is bad for your teeth.
Chewing gum can help prevent tooth decay, as long as you choose a sugarless gum. This may not be the case if it’s sugar-free chewing gum, and you have it 20 minutes after having your meal.
Chewing chewing gum can stimulate saliva in your mouth, and it can help to neutralise the acids in your mouth to give a healthy environment.
Most chewing gums actually have artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol, which don’t actually cause cavities, and make the chewing gum quite sweet, as well.