Everyone get so obsessed with the look of their teeth, but how about the health? On my last visit to the dentist, I found out that I needed to brush my gums, and that was something that it was completely new to me! I always thought I should avoid the gums!
Know how to brush your teeth correctly is a must to keep them healthy, and maybe that Elmo YouTube video is not enough for us to learn this art.
After doing my research, here are the best tips I found out there:
1- Invest in a good toothbrush
Don’t get cheap on this! This is a tool that you’ll use daily, so you need the best. I’ve been using Oral-B Genius 8000 toothbrush and is AMAZING! It is equipped with position detection to clean every zone, it has pressure sensor technology for advanced gum protection, A.I. Technology to guide you to your best clean, and up to 6 personalised modes including gum care, sensitive and whitening to customize your brushing
Every single dentist tells me the same, Floss is extremely important to get rid of the plaque buildup. Plaque is bacteria buildup on your teeth, and it does accumulate if you don’t brush and floss regularly, and can damage your teeth if you don’t take care to remove it. Flossing at least once a day will prevent this to happen!
3- Replace your brush or brush head every 3 months
The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, that’s because no matter what type of toothbrush you use, their bristles can lose their effectiveness. (Source Oral-B)
4- Use toothpaste that uses the right ingredients for YOU
Be very picky with your toothpaste selection and do your research! Some recommend fluoride-free paste, some said you do need some fluoride. I’ll say every case is different, so ask your dentist what the best option for you and what brands would be would they recommend.
5- Do not forget your gums
I didn’t know there are actually gum diseases out there! Make sure to brush both, teeth and gums!
This post is sponsored by Oral-B all opinions and views are my own.