Handy Discusses When, and How Often, You Should Brush Your Teeth

We all have been advised to maintain good oral health since childhood. With so much stress laid on dental hygiene right since the time you could stand on your feet, it becomes essential to know the correct way of doing it. In this article, Handy briefs you on when and how often you should be brushing your teeth.

Tips & Tricks

1. Morning care – The first thing you should do after getting up is to rinse your mouth and drink a glass of water. It can be followed by brushing your teeth with a good fluoride toothpaste. The dentists at the American Dental Association state that the brushing time should not be more than two minutes. The circular motion and upward and downward movements of the brush should be adhered to. It should be followed by flossing as it helps to clean the dirt between the teeth which the brush might not be able to reach.

2. Night care – Earlier, brushing once a day was considered sufficient for good oral health. But with the intake of sugar-coated, processed, and junk food, the enamel of the tooth is in danger of being corroded. Thus, it is now advised to brush a second time at night just before going to bed. It removes all unwanted harmful bacteria from your mouth that would otherwise increase during the time you sleep. After that, make it a habit to rinse your mouth with a good brand of mouthwash.

3. After meal care – Let’s admit it, no matter how we rinse our mouth after each meal, bits and particles of food get stuck somewhere in the teeth owing to the ingredients we use these days. Even though you may find it a bit tiring to brush your teeth after every meal, there are ways to make it easier. Use your fingers as a brush and glide it over your teeth while rinsing your mouth after a meal. If you still don’t get the feel of freshness, you may brush your teeth after every meal. Just a pinch of toothpaste would do. The golden rule is never to brush your teeth immediately after a meal. Do it after an hour to protect the enamel layering.

4. Bonus tip – If you are not sure whether the brush has reached all corners of your mouth, invest in an electric toothbrush. You just need to move it and the bristles do their job of scrubbing and cleaning your teeth. It may be a little pricey, but it lasts quite longer than the normal toothbrushes and makes your bruising routine a hassle-free one.


After going through all these tips, you might wonder about the benefits you can expect. Handy believes that maintaining good oral care is important as it helps you to chew food properly, avoid stinky breath, always flaunt a charming smile, and avoid dental pain. Maintaining healthy teeth would also help you make a great first impression on others. Don’t compromise on it. Besides strong teeth, healthy white teeth ensure you stay confident when meeting other people.