Sunday, September 4, 2011
Your teeth and gums are very important to the overall effect of your face; you show them when you talk, smile, laugh, or even yawn! Two rows of clean, white, well-cared teeth in healthy pink gums are an asset to any face, and it’s worth taking the time to kee them in peak condition.
Cleaning Your Teeth:
Cleaning your teeth by brushing and flossing benefits them in several ways. First of all, it makes them look more attractive by removing food particles and plaque – the sticky, yellowish film that clings to un-cleaned teeth. Removing the plaque regularly should also keep dental caries – tooth decay – to a minimum; the longer plaque remains on the teeth, the more chance it has to eat into the enamel.
Apply toothpaste to your brush and then place the brush against your teeth as shown. Then brush, moving the brush slightly from side to side so that the bristles reach into the gap between your teeth and gums.
Starting with the brush at the junction of your teeth and gums, brush away from the gums with an outward rotating movement. Repeat above steps until you have cleaned the outsides of all your upper and lower teeth.
Next brush to and fro across the biting and chewing surfaces to your teeth, making sure that you reach right to the very back. Finally, brush the insides of your teeth; the best way to brushing the inside of your front teeth is to hold the brush in an almost vertical position and then brush up or down away from the gums.
At least once a day, use dental floss to finish off your teeth cleaning routine. Wind a length of floss around the second finger of each hand, leaving about 2 inches of floss between them. Then move the floss gently up and down between your teeth.
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