How To Brush Teeth — Natural Remedies For Tooth Decay
When I was 15 years of age, then the first time I came to know the proper technique of brushing through a dentist whom I visited along with my brother who was having severe toothache.
All we want is to have strong healthy long-lasting teeth, away from dental plaque and gum decay, and the secret lies in how to brush teeth properly.
How To Brush Teeth — The Proper Technique
a) Tooth brushing strokes — How we stroke our teeth is going to save them from tooth decay or damage them. We should always hold the bristles of the brush at a 45-degree angle and apply short strokes vertically that is up and down and never horizontally that is side to side. Brushing teeth side to side will damage the enamel and lead to gum decay and tooth decay.
b) How long one should brush — Three minutes is considered as the standard time for effective brushing. Also, this time should be divided between different quadrants or sets of teeth, i.e., we should effectively brush and pay equal time to each tooth and not just brush the front teeth and rinse. To pay equal time, start brushing your teeth each time with a different section of the teeth and this way you will clean all areas of your teeth and save them from forming teeth cavities or tooth decay.
Note: Do not brush more than 3 minutes.
c) Number of times one should be brushing teeth — To avoid dental plaque and teeth cavities, you should brush thrice a day, i.e., after breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes, people do mistake by brushing before eating. Before eating, I rinse my mouth and brushing teeth after meal is must.
Note: Do not brush more than three times a day and always brush before going to bed that is after lunch.
d) Brushing Inner Tooth Surface area — We must understand the importance of brushing your teeth from inner, outer, upper, lower every part to keep healthy teeth. We often brush the front and leave the inner which is very bad for our teeth and may result in tooth decay or teeth cavities.
e) How much pressure you should apply while brushing — We should gently brush our teeth and not to apply too much pressure which will damage the enamel of our teeth and result in tooth decay.
f) What is the importance of rinsing your mouth — Rinsing must be observed with anything we eat, chew, munch, drink, or brush.
I Prefer This Floss
g) Flossing is very much important — To avoid dental plaque or tooth decay or gum decay, apart from brushing flossing is as much important two to three times a day. Dental flosses are available in the market with their directions how to use.
Why Taking Care Of Toothbrush Is Important
a) Taking Care of Toothbrush is as much important — We should always rinse our toothbrush thoroughly after brushing teeth. Also, moist environment provides a perfect bed for bacteria growth, so always pat dry your tooth brush before keeping it inside or the next time you will brush, it will pass the bacteria to your mouth and result in gum decay or gum infection.
b) How often we should change our toothbrush —Three to four months is the considered as the ideal time as recommendation by leading dental associations to change your toothbrush.
Note: You can change them before also if they are frayed.
d) Choice of toothbrush — Use soft bristle toothbrush as the hard ones are tough on our gums and can lead to swollen gums or aggravate any existing problem and also they can debride the enamel or protective layer of our teeth and result in tooth decay.
There are several types of angle bristles are available in the market and often with the help of advertisement they claim to be better than their counterpart, but these are all propaganda and nothing else. It is said in dentistry that it is the brusher and not the type of brush which matter.
Electric Toothbrush For Me Cleans Better
d) Electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush — The choice of electric or manual completely lies upon the choice of consumer and no one is better than the other to provide healthy teeth and protect from tooth decay. So if you are like electric, go for it as well as if you want to do tooth brushing manually, then purchase manual one.
So taking care of toothbrush is as much important.
Natural Remedies For Tooth Decay
Tooth decay results in tooth cavities or excessive toothache which then leads to tooth extraction. So follow these simple home remedies to avoid having tooth loss or tooth extraction due to tooth decay or teeth cavities.
Herbal Toothpaste Is Always Good
a) Rock salt and Mustard oil — In our country, this is the best natural remedy and is used from thousands of years to control gum decay, gum infection, bleeding gums, swollen gums, and tooth decay. Also, I have seen my grandpa giving this remedy to so many people. Take two teaspoon of rock salt and crush them finely in a bowl and then put four teaspoon of mustard oil over it and mix them into paste. Now, massage this paste in your teeth and gum for 5 minutes and then leave the salt and mustard oil paste for another 5 minutes and then finally gargle with normal water.
b) Take a glass of water and put a teaspoon of salt in it, then mix them well and gargle your mouth with it before going to bed at night. Salt is antibacterial and very effective in controlling them from multiplying and hence protecting tooth decay or gum decay.
c) Clove oil is also considered very effective in checking tooth and gum decay. So apply them in your mouth and massage and leave it there. In case of unavailability of clove oil, chew one clove thoroughly after you have your meal everytime and save yourself from painful gum, gum decay, or tooth decay.
d) Onions are also considered as antibacterial, so have onion salads everytime you eat to save yourself from tooth decay, teeth cavities, gum infection, or painful gums.
I hope all the natural remedies will add life to your teeth and gum which I have described in the above article How To Brush Teeth — Natural Remedies For Tooth Decay.