Are you looking to enhance your dental hygiene? Discover how to brush with an electric toothbrush in this comprehensive guide.
Electric toothbrushes can be an excellent way to enhance your dental hygiene and keep your teeth healthy, but if you're unsure how to use one correctly, it may seem intimidating. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you the ideal way to brush with an electric toothbrush for the best results.
Select the Right Brush Head.
Before you begin brushing with your electric toothbrush, be sure to have the appropriate brush head. Different heads are designed for different tasks like brushing between teeth or removing plaque; check the packaging or consult with your dentist to find which type is best suited to your needs. Attach it to your device according to its manufacturer's instructions.
Apply toothpaste to the brush head.
Squeeze a pea-sized amount of paste onto the bristles of the brush head - that's all you need for effective brushing! Too much toothpaste can create excess foam, making it difficult to see what you're doing as well as wasteing valuable toothpaste!
Once applied on the brush head, you're ready to begin brushing!
Turn on the toothbrush and place it in your mouth
Once loaded with toothpaste, turn on the toothbrush and place it in your mouth.
Begin by positioning the brush head at an angle against your teeth at a slight angle, aiming the bristles towards the gum line.
With gentle pressure, move the brush head in a circular motion over all surfaces of your teeth; use at least two minutes for brushing (set a timer or use the timer feature on an electric toothbrush)!
Don't forget to brush both tongue and roof of mouth as well!
Brush each quadrant of your mouth for 30 seconds
You have brushed each quadrant of your mouth for 30 seconds, divide it into four quadrants: top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right.
Spend 30 seconds brushing each quadrant thoroughly so all surfaces of teeth and gums are covered - this ensures adequate time is spent brushing each area and helps avoid any missed spots.
Once complete, rinse your mouth with water and spit out the toothpaste; congratulations, you have successfully used an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth!
Rinse your mouth and the brush head
After brushing, it is essential to rinse both your mouth and brush head with water to remove any remaining toothpaste or debris.
Also, thoroughly run the brush head under running water to rinse away any buildup of particles or toothpaste.
Make sure you shake off excess water and store in a dry, clean place; this helps prevent bacteria growth and keeps your brush head hygienic for future use.