How long do I need to brush?
More then the time it's important to clean all surfaces of the teeth. Certain areas we often miss is between teeth or behind surface of each tooth, so orient your tooth brush towards the tip and apply a upward and downward strokes. I am sure by the time you finish all teeth, you would have conveniently used 2 -3 minutes of your valuable time, which is actually the recommended time by current research.
Is brushing enough or do I need to floss?
Flossing is mandatory as it cleanses the deep surfaces between teeth where tooth brush bristles do not reach. So flossing at least once a day is highly recommended.
Can I eat immediately after brushing?
Keep away from eating or consuming brewed beverages even if it means herbal for at least 1hour after brushing. Limit the number of snack breaks. Vital nutrients and minerals are best replenished in our body by natural way of a healthy snack diet of fruits.
Some important tips to remember
- Using fluoridated toothpaste helps in strengthening the tooth enamel.
- Use a waxed floss
- Brushing in the night helps remove the heavy plaque formation, since natural defence of saliva is reduced.
- Seeking professional dental opinion at least once in a year would be valuable
- Lastly: Treat your toothbrush like a password . Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.