There is no other way of emphasizing that brushing your teeth regularly and properly is important than to say that not doing so will put you give you a much bigger problem in the future. Unfortunately, people either don’t take it seriously or continue on doing it the wrong way.
We are constantly reminded by various advertisements that brushing is a good foundation to having healthy teeth and gums. That is why teaching kids as young as two years old on how to establish proper oral hygiene routine has become essential.
Prior to getting educated by dentists, parents are supposed to be the first role models in making their children understand the importance of this matter. But what if the parents don’t see it the way some of us do?
Eventually, the kids will grow up without knowing the effects of not giving enough attention to proper oral hygiene until they develop diseases that can be attributed to neglect.
Complex? There is reason to conclude that brushing our teeth is a complex task because Internet surveys show that, despite the fact that toothbrushes and toothpastes have been invented in 1780, 6 out of 10 people still don’t brush their teeth twice a day.
Looking at the figures, we can only assume that the six do not know the proper way of brushing their teeth, and therefore, brushing must be a complex process. Also, that’s assuming that the 4 are correctly doing it twice a day.
What Happens If We Don’t Brush our Teeth Properly?
Before we get to that “complex” process, let us first see what can happen if we do not observe the proper way of caring for our teeth. Although there is no hard data that will connect teeth neglect to the different problems involving the teeth and the mouth, the association of these diseases can only be directed at the quality of our own dental care:
These are just some of the problems we seek to prevent when we brush our teeth regularly correctly. When we brush our teeth properly, we do not only prevent these problems from occurring, but we also create a condition that can inspire us to flash that enigmatic smile and exude an enormous amount of conviction and enthusiasm.
But what really is the correct method or procedure of brushing our teeth?
The Proper Way
It has been observed that the reason the correct procedure for toothbrushing is not being applied by many is not its complexity, but its over simplicity. Here is how it is to be done, according to Dr. Robert Roesch of the Academy of General Dentistry:
Again, it is more of over simplicity than complexity. The procedure is so simple we tend to take the procedure for granted. In fact, it is as simple as getting your toothbrush, putting in the right amount of fluoride, getting it inside your mouth, running it in circular motion with enough time at every tooth, rinsing your mouth, and lastly, flossing your teeth.
It’s a Matter of Consciousness
Now, let us go back to number 1 and let’s be conscious about how we brush our teeth. When we do this, we realise we don’t need the smart toothbrush of the Internet of Things because we can’t wait that long to make it happen.
In the morning when you wake up, the first person you see is yourself, and as we look at ourselves in the mirror, and slowly project that smile of confidence and conviction, aren’t we glad we have taken the time to adopt the proper dental care for a joyful and healthy living?