The first and most obvious way to maintain teeth health is to brush your teeth. But wait! Are you doing it correctly? Most people think brushing their teeth is correct, but there is a method to brushing one’s teeth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should brush your teeth not one, but two times a day. When your tooth brush is worn out (usually within three or four months), replace it with a new toothbrush. Brush in a circular motion while using ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
To follow up on brushing your teeth, always remember to brush your tongue as well. Want your breath to smell good on your next date? Want to go to a family gathering without having bad breath? Brush your tongue. From the back to the front, from the left to the right, make sure not to brush hard or else your skin will break. Once you’re done you can wash your mouth with water.
If you don’t want to floss the next best way to maintain teeth health is to use mouthwash. Mouthwash helps clear out gingivitis and plaque that is on your teeth and any nooks and crannies surrounding your teeth. Make sure to rinse your mouth with mouthwash for 30 seconds.
ADA. “Brushing Your Teeth.” Mouth Healthy TM, https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth.
Schaefer, Anna. “Why You Should Be Brushing Your Tongue.” How to Clean Your Tongue, Healthline Media, 17 Sept. 2018, https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-oral-health/brushing-your-tongue#brushing.