Chances are, most of us have been brushing our teeth up to tens of thousands of times our entire lives, but does practice make perfect? Mastering the art of the toothbrush goes beyond dental hygiene. To fully reap the health benefits of keeping our pearly whites squeaky clean, here are some tips to brush up on your technique.
Brush at the right time
Brushing our teeth twice a day may be a common habit among us but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of cleaning, timing matters. There are two compelling reasons why we should watch those hands on the clock.
Firstly, we should begin our day with a clean and fresh palate by brushing our teeth first thing in the morning, BEFORE diving into breakfast. That’s the best time to eliminate the culprit of stale breath, plaque, cavities, etc – all the bacteria that have accumulated overnight.
Secondly, for some of us, we need that morning cuppa before even facing ourselves in the bathroom mirror. But the acid in our Kopi-Os and OJ cuppas in our breakfast platter softens the enamel of our teeth, making them susceptible to erosion when we brush.
As a result, it’s ideal to wait at least half an hour before brushing, so there’s sufficient time for those acids to neutralise. For those in a race for time upon waking up, opting to brush before breakfast is definitely more appealing.
Brush for enough time
A typical brushing routine minimally requires two minutes of proper technique — you heard it right, 120 seconds! Yet in our morning rush, even these two minutes may seem like precious time wasted to many of us. However, investing these two minutes is certainly worthwhile when you are brushing the right way.
Avoid vigorously raking with your manual toothbrush as it may damage your teeth and gums more than it cleans. Looking for a toothbrush that both understands and works towards your goal of achieving good oral health becomes imperative.
The ZenyumSonic™ Toothbrush does all the hard work in the best possible way for you. Its 33,000 vibrations a minute create millions of micro-pressure bubbles that lather up with the soft bristles to get into all the hard to reach crevices for a thorough clean. And with three different modes: Clean, Gentle, and White, you can choose the brushing experience you desire.
The best part? It has an in-built automatic timer that reminds you when the two minutes are up. How’s that for a smarter way to ensure you are meeting the 2-min mark dentists highly recommend?
Build a smarter, healthier brushing habit today