Here are some tips on how to brush your teeth so that you don’t miss the hard to reach spots:
– Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head. This will help you get into all the nooks and crannies of your teeth.
– Brush for at least two minutes, twice a day. This is the amount of time it takes to remove plaque and bacteria effectively.
– Brush in a circular motion, paying special attention to the gum line. This is where plaque and bacteria can build up and cause gum disease.
– Angle the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line. This will help you get under the gum line and remove plaque and bacteria.
– Brush the outside, inside, and chewing surfaces of all your teeth.
Don’t forget to brush your tongue! The tongue can harbor bacteria that can cause bad breath.
If you have difficulty brushing your teeth, you can try using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be more effective at removing plaque and bacteria than manual toothbrushes. You can also use an interdental brush or floss to clean between your teeth. These tools can help remove plaque and bacteria that a toothbrush cannot reach.
Here are some additional tips for brushing your teeth in hard to reach spots:
Close your mouth about halfway and drift your jaw to the side that you’re trying to brush. This will open up your mouth and make it easier to reach the back teeth.
Use your index finger to hold your cheek away from your teeth. This will give you more room to brush.