Are You Cleaning Teeth Wrong?

are you brushing your teeth all wrongWe all know that dental hygiene plays a big role in our overall health.  Brushing your teeth is the most important part of keeping up good dental health.  But are you cleaning teeth wrong? Denplan, a private dental insurance company, created a great infographic showing the best techniques for toothbrushing.

The advice comes from research by Denplan, that found 34 per cent of people admit to missing their dental appointments. And almost half of people said they wouldn’t see their dentist if they experienced bleeding gums – with one in ten reporting they would Google the problem instead.

Denplan’s infographic showing the best technique for tooth brushing, shows that angling the bristles at 45° towards the gum and brushing both sides of the teeth with small circular movements is best. It is also important not to forget to sweep the tongue – which can harbor the bacteria.

Check out the infographic and an instructional video by following the link below:

Supervised Teeth Brushing At School

supervised teeth brushing at schoolIn order to decrease the amount of tooth decay in children, some countries are placing a greater value on oral health and are beginning supervised teeth brushing at school. In some recent statistics it was shown that 10 percent of 3 year old children in England and Wales showed signs of tooth decay that could be prevented.  In some areas, more than half of 5 year olds have tooth decay and more children than in the past need dental procedures resulting from decayed teeth.

Read more about supervised teeth brushing at school here: Some Countries Start to Place Greater Value on Oral Health.