You’re Brushing Your Teeth Wrong! Here’s a Technique That’s 3X More Effective At Removing Plaque!

In fact, a lot of people brush their teeth from side to side or in a circular motion. However, according to a study a combination of the methods is most effective in order to prevent the accumulation of plaque.

Do you know what plaque is?

In accordance with the Web MD, you can develop plaque when you consume foods that contain carbohydrates, sugars and starches, i.e., candy, cakes, soft drinks, milk, and they actually are left on your teeth.

To explain you more deeply, these foods feed the mouth bacteria, thus resulting in acid production that can wear down your tooth enamel.

Of course, you can eliminate most of the plaque by brushing your teeth, but your tooth brush bristles cannot get in between your teeth. Therefore, the plaque build-ups and cavities can be easily developed in this area and you should floss it once a day.

Your oral hygiene is very important

The oral hygiene is of a great importance because in case you have accumulated plaque, then it can result in the development of gingivitis, and inflammation, which can cause tooth loss or infection.

These are the symptoms of gingivitis:

  • Sore, swollen and receding gums
  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth
  • A changed gum colour, i.e., from a healthy pink to dusky red
  • Bad breath

It is important to know if you don’t treat gingivitis it can develop into periodontal disease, i.e., a chronic infectious condition that affects the teeth, gums and mouth, as well. Moreover, about 34% of the U.S. population over the age of 30 suffer from this condition.

Certain life-threatening systemic diseases, for instance: diabetes and heart disease can be developed as a result of the periodontal disease.

This is the best way how to brush your teeth:

  • Firstly, you should hold the toothbrush sideways against your teeth and some of the bristles should touch your gums.
  • Next, you should roll or flick the toothbrush and the bristles should move out from under the gum toward the tooth biting edge.
  • It is recommended to repeat this procedure about 3-4 times on each tooth.
  • Keep in mind to overlap slightly onto the tooth that is cleaned when you move form one tooth to another.
  • Also, repeat it for each tooth.
  • At least, in order to clean the inside of your mouth, move up and down onto each tooth.

It has been proven that this tooth brushing technique or the Modified Bass method is 3 times more effective than normal tooth brushing method.

Additional tips:

It is recommended by dentists to brush your teeth two times on a daily basis – once when you get up and before sleeping. Moreover, you should not brush them too hard because, in this way, there is possibility to damage or recede the gums.

In order to avoid damage, you should hold the toothbrush the same way you hold a pen and also you should use an extra-soft bristle brush. Make sure you brush them for at least two minutes.

Also, you should brush your teeth after flossing to get a deeper clean. In addition, your tongue should be also brushed and rinsed with water in order to eliminate bad bacteria.