After each meal (at least 3 times a day) is essential to brush your teeth to remove plaque and food debris located on the outer, inner and chewing faces, and that can affect dental structures.
Your dentist will advise on brushing technique and the right brush for you. It is advisable to renew the toothbrush at least every 3 months, as a worn brush does not clean the teeth well.
It is very important to follow a routine and orderly technique to not leave or forget any area or tooth without brushing.
Take the brush as if to write with it and place the head of it along teeth horizontally, at an angle of 45 degrees to the vertical axis thereof, and the gums in the area where they join teeth and gums.
Begin by the upper teeth on the outer side (the one that is in contact with the cheeks and lips) following an order (left-right for example) and gently brushing them always from top to bottom, that is, from the gum to the tooth, “Sweeping” the surface of the tooth.
Brush the same way and lower teeth in order, from the bottom up, from the gum to the tooth.
You must perform the same maneuvers, with equal angulation, movements and order on the inner faces of the upper and lower teeth (those that are next to the palate and the tongue).
In the chewing zone, brushing must be performed horizontally and with short back-to-front movements.
Finally brush your tongue from front to back, it will help you refresh and improve your breath. Finish gently rinsing mouth to remove excesses of toothpaste, but do not do so vigorously to leave fluoride deposited on the teeth that reinforce its action.
Incorrect brushing: Do not brush your teeth horizontally, as this could damage the gums and dental necks