You’ve Been Brushing Your Teeth Wrong This Entire Time

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” this quote by Phyllis Diller can aptly summarise the significance of smile in our life and our teeth are the diamonds upon this bejewelled necklace of a smile. A lot of studies over the years have shown that teeth are one of the crucial signifiers of your health. For instance, the appearance of yellowish-patches on the surface of your teeth can very well be cautioning you towards excessive nicotine intake or vitamin deficiencies.

Tracing our steps back to 4000 years, we can comfortably locate the importance of oral hygiene in history. The Golden Tooth or Capping methods emerged as a beacon for wealth, class and status in South-East Asia and soon unfurled that bite all over the world.

The Modern era doesn’t make such irrational demands to exhibit status and class (we have Instagram!).  Today, the primary and the elementary step to oral hygiene is perhaps the brushing. However, even this simple step has a few rules that we usually turn a blind eye to and initiate a contradicting result! As researchers and dentists have stated several times, that this simple process done right can save you a lot of pain and money.

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The start-up pack of brushing includes movements and techniques. A combination of the circular motion along with the up and down movement must be incorporated in your daily brushing regime to get the best result. The Modified Bass Technique makes it easier for you to achieve those pearls with a few simple steps:-

  • The brush should be angular to the gum line.
  • Allow the brush to move in a circular motion.
  • The movement of the bristles should be from the gum line to the crown of your teeth.
  • Then manoeuvre the brush to the front of your teeth and the underlying surface to complete the process.

Take a look at the video to get the optimal outcome:

Happy Brushing, folks!

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