Feb 11, 2011

Improve Oral Hygiene / Fight bad breath (1/9): Tooth brushing



Everyone knows: regularly brushing your teeth is vital. But how often should you do it? Many people just do it 'to have it done' and also often don´t know they have bad breath because of doing it 'now an then'.

Here are some tipps to brush your teeth:

1) Brush your teeth at least twice a day

2) Brush for at least 90 seconds, better 2 min. Move the brush in small circles from gumm to teeth and cover both the front and back surfaces.

3) Never leave the house in the morning without brushing your teeth. But also never brush your teeth 1 hour before or after you consumed acid foods (does a lot more bad than good to your teeth)

4) After brushing, rinse your mouth and wipe the toothpaste from your lips, can be embarrasing sometimes if you forget.

5) Always brush your teeth before bed at night. This is key, to not develop a bad breath during night (production of saliva stops overnight, bacterias have no limits to replicate themselves)

6) Electric toothbrushes are better than normal ones, but you still have to use it for >90 sec.

7) Your toothbrush can be a bacterial breeding ground, so change it every 2-3 months and clean it with hot water after using it


Do you brush your teeth on a regular basis?



Fight bad breath (2/9) - Flossing

36 comments:

  1. I already do this, but it's good to have a list since it's easier to follow the steps that way, thanks!

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  2. Good infos. I really need to start flossing :P

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  3. I hate brushing my teeth, but I do it. I can't stand watching other people do it.

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  4. Wow... thats pretty cool... imma start sterilizing my toothbrush now

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  5. uh oh, every morning withint 30 minutes I'll have brushed my teeth after drinking OJ

    good post, keep up with the tips

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  6. Step 3, I did not know. Useful thanks

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  7. Nice post. I didn't known some of the tips.

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  8. Already doing it but step 3 was informative. Followed

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  9. already been ontop of this but im looking forward to the next tip

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  10. Yeah i have to brush my teeth a couple times a day or i feel gross. Good info.

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  11. Honestly, I need to brush more often

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  12. great, i have bad breath right now!

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  13. Good advices for daily life that everyone should know! Spread the word people!

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  14. Great info, thanks! I brush my teeth 2 times everyday.

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  15. I do some of those things. Should probably do them all lol

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  16. sounds like pretty good tips.. i really don't get as much oral hygiene as i should.. mostly because i live in a dorm and its a pain in the ass to have to walk down the hall to use a bathroom

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  17. Great tips. I would like to add that drinking lots of water helps. Keeps the mouth from going dry. Followed

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  18. I should probably start brushing me teeth again.

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  19. ive been getting lazy with brushing my teeth

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  20. Thanks good info!
    Another tip: try to rinse your mouth with mouthwash after you brushed you teeth.

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  21. Didn't know about the waiting 30 minutes thing. Still, think I've got all the other steps fine.

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  22. Can you elaborate on the acidy food thing? I've never heard of that before and I most likely do it every day!

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  23. Acidic foods and drink soften the tooth enamel and leave it prone to damage from brushing. You would literally grind your enamel off your teeth.

    Reading around the web i saw, its even better to wait 1 hour until the enamel hardened up again and the acids being neutralized by your saliva.

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  24. Good info, never cleaned my toothbrush with hot wather, first thing I'm doing when I come home!

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  25. I never used to wash it with hot water after, but I will do from now on.

    I try to change my toothbrush every month...

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  26. I just got a filling today
    Half of my mouth is numb, shit is gay

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  27. Didn't know the acid foods fact. Interesting

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  28. Electric toothbrushes don't work as well imo.

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  29. Thanks for the tips. My toothbrush beeps every 30 seconds, so I know how long I've been brushing for.

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  30. I do brush my teeth very regularly. I've got no fillings (Touch wood) but my wisdom teeth are giving me some jip. Is there any tips for wisdom tooth pain?

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  31. i love my electric brush, it has a 120 second timer integrated... thing is so awesome

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  32. Glovey, just get them removed, so did I

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