Are you brushing and flossing correctly?

Brushing twice a day isn't enough if you aren't doing it right!

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Woman Brushing

Want healthy teeth and maintain oral hygiene? Brush your teeth twice a day. That being said, the right way to brush is about as important as the act itself. Here is a step-by-step guide to brushing teeth the right way.

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Brushing Step 1

Brushing step 1: Make sure you start your brushing regimen with rinsing your brush with water and then applying toothpaste on it. Now place it on your front row of teeth with the bristles flat on your teeth.  Also Read - World Retina Day: Preventive Measures To Manage Progressive Retinal Diseases

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Brushing Step 2

Brushing step 2: Don't forget to brush the inner surface of your teeth too. These areas are often ignored and can collect a lot of tartar and plaque.

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Brushing Step 3

Brushing step 3: Once you are done brushing the inner surface of your lower set of teeth, progress to brushing the inner surface of your upper set, making sure you brush gently around the area close to your gums. This region is prone to a lot of tartar buildup and therefore needs to be cleaned properly.  Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All About The National Clean Air Program

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Brushing Step 4

Brushing step 4: Once you are done with the inner surface of both your upper and lower teeth, use your brush to reach in and brush the back of your mouth, concentrating on your molars. This is a very common place for food to get lodged.

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Flossing Step 1

Flossing is also an important part of your oral hygiene regimen. You can floss before or after you brush to help get rid of any stuck particles of food and plaque between your teeth. For this step, pull out a piece of floss and hold it between your index fingers and thumbs.  Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All We Need To Do To Breathe Healthily

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Flossing Step 2

Flossing step 2: Using both your hands to hold the thread tight, place it between your teeth and gently move the floss between your teeth. For your upper set you can reach over the tooth and clean close to your gums too. Make sure you are gentle when you do this and don't damage your gums in the bargain.

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Flossing Step 3

Flossing step 3: Now it's time to clean your lower set of teeth. Flossing is especially a great way to clean between your molars as that is a region where a lot of food tends to get stuck. Once you are done flossing, rinse out your mouth thoroughly.  Also Read - From Hair Damage To Smelly Skin, Swimming Can Have Unusual Effects On The Body