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Effective brushing of teeth is very important in order to maintain oral hygiene. Brushing teeth the smart way is made easier when a routine is created. Effective tooth brushing removes the bacteria from the teeth and gums and also loosen the plague. The plague is what causes gum diseases which lead to teeth decay.

There are several considerations in order to not only brush the teeth but also to brush them effectively and in a smart way.

First of all is the consideration of the main tool that aids the actual process of tooth brushing: the toothbrush. The right toothbrush should have soft bristles that can be able to bend in order to get under the gums. Furthermore, hard bristles will tear down the tooth structure. However good a toothbrush is, it will reach a time one has to let go and replace it for effective brushing. This is evidenced when the toothbrush is discoloured, it is frayed or dirty looking and also when the bristles are bent. This should be done at least every three months. However, it should be replaced as soon as the bristles start bending in order for tooth brushing to be effective.

Care of the toothbrush is of paramount importance. This will eliminate the growth of mold and bacteria which is a health risk. This is made possible by rinsing the toothbrush in plenty of water then store it in the open air free from dust.

Secondly, brushing teeth the smart way involves the process itself of tooth brushing. The first step is to rinse the mouth in order to remove excess food particles and reduce the acidity before brushing. Avoid scrubbing the tooth too hard to avoid damaging the gums. The tooth should be massaged since the plague is loose and soft. Start brushing from the gum. Then go up and down. Take note of the gum line, hence the need to have a toothbrush with soft bristle reaches under the gums. Then brush the chewing surface.Pay particular attention to the tongue since that’s where the debris sit.

One dollar question is how long should the process take. Effective tooth brushing should take at approximately 2 minutes. This might involve putting a timer or by creating a personal procedure as one goes through the processes involved.