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Prevent Tooth dacay: proper tooth brushing

How To Prevent tooth Decay -Proper Tooth Brushing

The two main things we will learn from this post to prevent tooth decay is (1) proper tooth brushing routine and (2) effective tooth brushing practice. 

Proper Tooth brushing routine

Do you know how to protect your teeth from tooth decay and have you heard about brushing your teeth before going to bed at the night before now? Guess you have.

You need to know that the best way on how to prevent tooth decay is by brushing before going to bed at night. This is a very important activity to be carried to avoid tooth decay.

Morning brushing may be partially neglected but before going to bed at night brushing must be seriously observed to ensure a healthy teeth.

Tip 1: if your teeth is brushed before going to bed without consuming anything else, except pure water, it remains neat and almost odourless till morning.

It seen to have been already a culture that brushing is mostly an activity for morning, but permit us to clear you before further discussion.

The activities of bacteria are most carried out in the mouth at night during sleep; this is when your mouth is at rest.

How does this happens? After meal or after taking anything such as: fruits, biscuit, food, or whatsoever, if you didn’t brush your mouth and go to bed, germs and bacteria will on the left over of what you have taken.

Bacteria, after working on this pieces of food left in the mouth, it then produces a dangerous acid in the mouth, the dangerous acid first destroys the enamel, and then the dentine follows.

This can finally cause toothache when the nerves in the pulp cavity are attacked and the tooth decay.

Hope we cleared you? The above explanation hasn’t been made clear  to most of us right from childhood. This has led to resulting tooth decay and such things like brown teeth, denying people from expressing themselves publicly.

Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t saying that early morning brushing isn’t important, but when the night brushing is done and properly done, there will be nothing left for bacteria to work on.

Tip 2: if there are no pieces of food left in your mouth, there will be nothing left for bacteria to work on, and no acid may be released.


PRACTICAL: If you haven’t been observing before night bed brushing, this is for you; brush your  teeth before going to bed this night. Make sure nothing else is consumed.

Tip 3: brushing should be the last thing you do with your mouth, don’t eat, chew, drink (except water), or leak anything else with your mouth after brushing, then go to bed that way.

RESULT: If you observed the above practical, this will be your result: your mouth will seems amazingly comfortable without odour in  the morning. Bravo!

If you carried the above practical and landed at that result (which is sure), that should really push a thought inside your mind; which is: “this is really the truth”.

Don’t just do this a day and back off, it should be continuously done, because the bacteria aren’t backing off from releasing acids.

Whenever there is something for them, they are there to perform. All you have to do is make sure there is nothing for them, that’s a necessary measure to prevent tooth decay.

Back to early morning brushing: you can still brush early in the morning, but if you did the night brushing, no activity went on inside the mouth by bacteria, so your mouth is still as good as perfect.

All you have to do is rinse your mouth when you wake up, then after meal; before going to work, school or anywhere, you can then brush your teeth, that makes the whole thing wonderful.

Also make sure you rinse your mouth properly whenever something like food, or anything else goes in. especially food containing starch as well as sweets and sugar.

Finally we will like to let you know that both morning and night brushing are important to prevent tooth decay and avoid toothaches cause by tooth decay.

Always remember that night brushing must be the last thing you do with your mouth before going to bed (no eating or brushing).

And the morning brushing should be done as you wish (maybe not immediately after waking up;  but must be observed to maintain a healthy teeth), but we will advice you to use our above suggestion.

Also bear in mind that good chewing sticks can be a great substitute to brush and paste, but it must be soft and clean.

Most chewing stick are medicinal. You are then advised to make inquiries and find a good one for yourself. It's important on how to prevent tooth decay.

Please if you haven’t been observing your morning and night brushing properly, it's necessary to start now and keep observing it daily.

Also read: Teeth whitening tips | Ultimate guidelines to say no to tooth decay

How to Brush Teeth effectively (Prevent tooth decay) 

To avoid toothaches, tooth decay, yellow or brown tooth, you Need to know how to brush teeth effectively.

The success is not just knowing who to brush teeth effectively, you also need to apply the skills you learnt for results.

A lot of people (even about more than half of people on earth) that brushes their teeth on earth still experience tooth problems due to lack of knowledge on how to brush teeth effectively.

And this may be as a result of not knowing how to brush teeth effectively.

Therefore on this post you will be learning how to brush teeth effectively in a simple and comprehensive way.

To properly handle the topic, we will explain as follows:

 1.   Structure of the teeth,
 2.   Types of teeth,    &
 3.   How to brush teeth effectively.

Permit me to start by telling you that your teeth is a great asset and should be properly cared for. This is to prevent it from having an undesirable look.

Structure of the teeth

we believe it will be good for you to know the structure of the teeth before going over to how to brush teeth effectively.

Tooth structure

The structure of the teeth is partly divided into three; which is the crown, the neck, and the root.

The crown: As shown on then above image, it is the tooth part which is seen above the gum.

This is the part of the teeth that shows out when we opening our mouth for any reason which includes laughing.

The neck: is located in between the crown and the root. This means that it is where the gum begins.

The root: Below the neck (teeth part) comes the root. This part is buried in the jaw-bone which makes the teeth strong and firmly held to perform its duties (such as chewing, etc).

At the crown, neck and root other sub-parts are located, which are namely: enamel, dentine, gum, pulp cavity, jaw bone, blood vessels and nerves, etc. And lastly, opening for entrance of the blood and nerves.

The enamel: Acts as cover to the crown and it has a very hard surface. This is the part that goes directly in contact with whatever we chew, e.g food.

The dentine: Protects/surrounds the pulp cavity and is know as the tough centre of the tooth.

The pulp cavity: Just as shown on the diagram above, this is the part that contain nerves and blood vessels.

we will explain only the above listed.

This is to let you concentrate on the topic we are learning (how to brush the teeth effectively).

Types of the teeth

It will also be great to discuss the type of the tooth before finally moving over to how to brush the teeth effectively.

The types of teeth include:
• The molar
• The premolars
• Canine
• The incisors

The molar: Are only found in the permanent teeth of the adults. This means that it is absent in the temporary (milk) teeth of the children.

They are similar to the premolars and are after/behind the premolars (That is; moving inward the mouth conner).

The premolars: It has point/points for cutting and has surfaces (flat) for grinding foods. Can be seen after the canine going inward through the mouth.

The canine: This is seen in between the incisors and the premolars. It is sometimes referred to as dog teeth. They are used for tearing food as they are pointed.

The incisors: Are used for cutting lumps of food, it is located at the front of the jaw (they are the facial tooth).

How to brush teeth effectively

Finally we are here, to effectively brush your teeth study and always the following:

1. Apply your tooth paste to your tooth brush.

2. Hold your brush (with the already applied tooth paste) at angle 45° to your teeth.

3. Gently rob the tooth paste round every part and conner of your teeth with the tooth brush thoroughly.

4. Open your mouth wide and keep your teeth in a way in which the upper teeth wont be touching the lower teeth. That is there should be space in between the upper and lower teeth.

5. Then brush in an up and down movement while still holding the brush at angle 45°, choosing either the upper or the lower teeth to start with.

6. After that, turn the brush in the opposite side and then brush the back of your teeth as you did to the front. Make sure the front and back are properly brushed going round to each and every area of the teeth.

7. Then turn the brush upside down so that the bristles touches the surfaces of the premolars and molars, then brush in an "in and out" movement (do the same to the other side of the teeth.

8. Finally, brush the tongue and rinse your mouth properly with clean water.

Note: Now you have learnt how to brush teeth effectively, you should also note the following:

Tip 1: you must not brush hardly, always brush gently but properly to avoid harming the gum.

External resources to learn more on proper tooth brushing and routine:

3. Brush your teeth _mouth healthy

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