Brushing And Flossing

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Brushing

Step 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.

Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Step 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

Step 4

Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing

Step 1

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.

Step 2

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

Step 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

Step 4

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

Toothbrush

What you need to know about tooth brushing
Proper tooth brushing technique along with tooth brush replacement at recommended intervals may help to protect the accumulation of plaque and reduce the prevalence of dental caries and gingivitis. Toothbrushes are available with different bristle textures, sizes, and forms. Most dentists recommend using a soft toothbrush since hard bristled toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel and irritate the gums.

Dental Flossing

Timely dental care plays a critical role in prevention of dental disease; an awareness of possible dental problems and the means in which to prevent and control them are necessary for overall dental health. Despite the fact that preventive dentistry has evolved in recent years, the role of patient awareness and motivation for the prevention of dental diseases should not be underestimated. The American Dental Association suggests that, to elude oral diseases, an individual should brush and floss at any rate once every day and visit a dental practitioner routinely. Dental flossing and tooth brushing are simply the most regularly performed oral care conduct. The routine tooth brushing cleans off the dental plaque from accessible tooth surfaces. However, toothbrushes are not designed to clean the interproximal areas between teeth. Due to toothbrush limitations, dental floss was introduced as an inter dental cleaning tool. The dental floss is developed to go between the teeth and get the interproximal plaque off. Eventually, with the correct habitual flossing process, this should eliminate, or reduce the amount of proximal caries.