SALAM and Good day everyone!
You don't want this tragedy to happen to you right?
I'm quite sure every single person on this earth possesses at least 1 toothbrush. Very good. Dentists are happy right now!
However, holding toothbrush and brushing forth and backward on tooth surface do not ensure the cleanliness of your oral cavity, unless you do it the right way.
"IS THERE ANY OTHER CORRECT WAY? I THINK MY MOUTH IS CLEAN AFTER BRUSHING" you'd claim.
From the sensation of your tongue, you might say it's clean. But from microscopic observation, there are still bacteria living inside. Crawling, clinging and sliding happily on your tooth surface.
- To begin with, a correct toothbrush MUST be selected. Toothbrush with thin and soft bristles offers the most promising and satisfying results.
- Apply a suitable amount of toothpaste on the brush. Do not have it excessively since it may cause FLUOROSIS and also a waste of toothpaste kan? Fluorosis is a result of excessive deposition of fluoride on tooth surface. Like picture below.
- Hold it with your hand and place it on your teeth at 45° angle.
- Follow these simple steps:
For a beginner, it might be a bit annoying and difficult. But later with times, you'll find it very interesting and easy. Very important: Spend 2 minutes of your time to brush.
It is to give adequate time for the fluoride and phosphate ions to re-mineralize your teeth structures. And therefore, the chance of getting dental caries can be reduced! YEEHA!
Tell this to your friends and they'll call you "dentist" hahaha!
Brush twice a day! Before breakfast OR the best is before Subh prayer and before bed.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, GO FOR YOUR DENTAL CHECKUP REGULARLY! This is to ensure that there is no underlying problems in spite of your non-bleeding gum.
Why didn't we show a video of normal toothbrushing technique (forward and backward style)? It is because that technique causes more damage to the gums. If you are still persistent on brushing the old way, look at the consequences you may have with prolonged wrong technique:
Moreover, those people who are having problem with bleeding gum during brushing can have this technique as a solution to their problems since this brushing technique does not go against the vertical direction of the gum line. GOODLUCK! =)