Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended to maintain a good dental health and a fresh breath: brush in the morning and at night before going to bed. Ideally, brushing your teeth after each meal is recommended (30 minutes after your meal).
A good brushing helps eliminate the dental plaque that accumulates on the surface of the teeth. The bacterial plaque, composed of bacteria and food particles, is responsible for gum diseases and tooth decay that may lead to a tooth abscess.
We now know that proper oral hygiene has a positive impact on heart health, control of diabetes, and pregnancy…
Choosing your toothbrush
Whether manual or electric (according to your preference), your brush must be soft. Your toothbrush must be soft-bristled and the bristles made of nylon.
- The brush head must be small enough to allow reaching your back teeth properly.
- The brush handle must be comfortable and allow for a good grip.
- Replace your brush every 3 or 4 months (as soon as the bristles ends are split).
- Rinse your brush very well after each use and make sure that the brush is allowed to dry properly.
Advice for good oral hygiene:
Apply a small amount of fluoride toothpaste on your brush (the size of a small pea).
Position your brush at a 45 degree angle on the surface of the teeth (bristles against the gum).
Perform small circular movements with the brush while taking care to properly clean all the surfaces: the surfaces facing the cheek and the tongue, and the chewing surface
Take your time! A good brushing should last between 3 to 4 minutes.
Brushing your tongue after brushing your teeth will remove bacteria and food particles.
Rinse your mouth, clean your brush and put the brush away to dry thoroughly