How much time you dedicate towards brushing your teeth decides the health of your teeth. Although this may seem surprising experts believe that you should brush your teeth for at least 120 seconds or 2 minutes every time you brush to keep them clean.
Most adults do not brush for that long and that is the main reason why they have to take an appointment with the dentist. Using a stopwatch for ensuring that you are brushing for the exact time is a good idea.
To brush your teeth properly, use gentle short strokes and be careful about the gumline, areas around the crown, filings and the back teeth. Make sure that you brush your tongue for fresher breath.
Whether you are brushing the right way depends upon the way you hold your brush. Here is a stepwise guide to ensure that you brush properly:
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Authors bio :
Dr. Kadiyala Vamsi Krishna B.D.S