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How do you do that? It’s not tough

Use the angle

 It is normally recommend to angle the brush at a 45-degree angle against the gumline. That gets the gum line. Then go for the rest of the tooth, with strokes that roll up and down.

Tilt the brush up and down to get the inside of your front teeth. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, too. That’ll get rid of bacteria.

Remember the tongue-side

 Everybody gets the outside of their teeth, the part people can see. And everybody brushes the chewing surfaces, too.

The inside, though, the tongue-side? Not so much.

Most people don’t brush the tongue side of the teeth. It’s very easy to tell. You get a line of inflammation. Not to mention the debris that sits there and becomes what we call calculus.

You go in too soon.

It’s tempting, sometimes, to immediately bolt to the restroom to get rid of the remnants of that meal you just scarfed down. That’s better than not brushing at all.

You have the acid  in your mouth and now you’re using abrasives. You’re kind of helping the acid erode away your tooth.

Wait  for about 15 or 20 minutes. That’s long enough for the saliva in your mouth to do its work on the acid before you brush.

Or rinse out your mouth with some water, to get rid of some of that acid before you brush.

You don’t make one time wonderful.

Brush at least twice a day, at least 2 minutes each time. Every day. Don’t let up.

It is important to make sure that at least one of those times is exceptional. That’s brushing, flossing, mouthwash, the whole bit.

As long as we go in and stir up the bacteria once every 24 hours, we can keep them less productive and less dangerous.A good thorough brushing-flossing-rinsing once a day does wonders.


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