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10 Mistakes How to Brush Teeth in Children and Adolescents

Posted by soft where Aug 22, 2011 0 comments

1. Not Using the Right Toothbrush

      Richard H. Price, DMD, adviser to the American Dental Association (ADA) says, "If you must open the jaws big enough to let the handle of the brush into the mouth, could be a toothbrush is too big for you. The handle must be comfortable, the sensation must be as comfortable when you hold the fork while eating. The more comfortable your toothbrush, the more often you will use it properly. "

   2. Choosing the Wrong Brush Feather

      According to the dentist at WebMD, type of hair brush is not too important and no more influence. Apparently, more important is technique rather than a brush to clean it. The ADA recommends that dentists choose a soft brush, do not be harsh or rigid because it can damage / hurt the gums. Look for a fairly stiff bristle brush to remove plaque, but not strong enough to damage the teeth.

   3. Less Often or Less Old

      According to dental experts at WebMD, the frequency of brush your teeth three times a day is best. When the distance is too far when brushing your teeth, bacteria will accumulate plaque, gingivitis and can create other problems in the mouth. It is recommended to brush your teeth at least 2 minutes each time, would be even better if done for 3 minutes. Figures that time really is not that important, but it was pegged so that we can have enough time to clean the tooth surface.

   4. Brushing Too Many or Too Hard


      Too often brushing your teeth, for example 4 times a day, can make the root of the tooth is irritated and hurt the gums. Brushing too hard can also damage the enamel (top layer of teeth). The best way is to brush your teeth slowly and gently for 2-3 minutes.

   5. No Brushing the Right Way

      Create a 45-degree angle from the gum line and create a short motion when brushing. Movement along the length of brushing the gum line can cause abrasion of the gums. Brush gently toward the top and bottom of the teeth, not with a lateral movement of the teeth. Create a vertical circular motion, not horizontally. Do it on the surface of the tooth front, rear, top and bottom as well as on the tongue.

   6. Always Start In place of the Same

      Most people will start at the same point every time you start brushing your teeth. "Begin at different places so you do not become 'lazy' to clean up another point. If you start at the same point, you tend to the spirit at that point, then lazy to clean up at the last point, "explained Price.

   7. Ignoring Inside Your Teeth

      Most people were often forget to clean the inside of teeth, parts that come into contact with the tongue. Plaque that is hidden just as important to be cleaned such as visible plaque. The most frequently overlooked point to be cleaned is on the inside front teeth.

   8. Less Clean Rinse

      Bacteria can grow on a forgotten toothbrush to clean. If this happens, the bacteria can grow and come back down on your mouth the next brushing session. Clean toothbrush after you use it and make sure no one comes or the remaining toothpaste.

   9. Leaving the situation Wet Toothbrush

      Toothbrush wet and humid conditions will become a favorite place of bacteria. Not only that, the damp toothbrush bristles brush will damage if left alone. It would be better if the toothbrush is stored sealed in a dry state. Let dry, then cover with lid.

  10. Not Quite Often Replace Toothbrush

      Recommendation ADA is to replace the toothbrush after 3-4 months of usage or when the bristles brush directly replace the visible decay. Instead you set a time, look at your toothbrush. There is now a toothbrush bristles are given a color marker. When the color fades, then it's time to brush is replaced. Or when you find your existing hair brush teeth fall out, or flexibility began to decrease, replace immediately.


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