We all probably understand that brushing our teeth is vital to good dental health, especially with a typical westernized diet. Other habits matter a lot, too, like using a dental floss and eating a remineralizing diet. But brushing your teeth is one of the best tools in your arsenal for preventing and reversing tooth decay and gum diseases. Brushing disrupts your biofilm and disorganizes bacteria on top of your teeth. With no brushing, that bacteria work to decalcify (demineralize) areas of teeth, leading to cavities.
Proper technique makes all the difference in maintaining your oral hygiene. Here are a few basics to be kept in mind for brushing your teeth:
Follow these steps to brush your teeth the right way: