4 Quick Tips For Brushing Your Teeth Better


Brushing is something that everyone does and it should be easy and effective, the reality is that many people are making mistakes in their brushing habits and other small things, that are affecting their fight against plaque and cavities. This article will talk about some really quick things that you can do to brush better and get the most from your oral hygiene routine.

Clean it

You wouldn’t clean a table with a dirty cloth, so why would you brush your teeth with a dirty brush? Of course you wouldn’t so the best thing to do is to clean your toothbrush at least once a week. This is a quick and easy process that merely involves soaking your toothbrush in hot or boiling water once a week for about 20 minutes.

Think about the size

When people choose a toothbrush they don’t often think about what the appropriate size for them actually is and this is something that is very specific to you. Imagine using a toothbrush to clean a room, this is just ineffective and is not reaching the necessary areas and the same is true when you clean your teeth. A very large toothbrush will cover a big area, but will miss out on the smaller areas that it cannot reach, whereas a smaller toothbrush is good for reaching smaller area, but there is a possibility that it will not cover the right area. The right toothbrush for you should be able to cover a large area, but also be able to reach the smaller and narrower parts of the mouth.


Get the timing right

Brushing for the right amount of time is something that many people are not doing. Dentists generally recommend that brushing should last for at least two minutes. Obviously it is hard to say if this is the magic number, but for you personally, brushing should last as long as it takes to effectively and thoroughly cover all areas of the teeth.


We all know that fluoride can help to strengthen the teeth, but what many people are doing negates this useful substance. Many people are constantly rinsing their mouth when they brush and this is totally unnecessary, especially since fluoride works best when it is in contact with the teeth. If you really need to you can spit out any excess toothpaste, but it is best to keep it all in until you are finished to get the maximum benefit.

About the dentist

Balsall Common Dental Practice is a dentist in Solihull that offers services ranging from dental and orthodontics to facial rejuvenation.


201 Station Road, Balsall Common

Nr Coventry CV7 7FD

Tel: 01676 529000

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