All you need to know about brushing
Brush every morning and every evening
Brush at least twice a day for two minutes. The most important time? Just before you go to bed. When you sleep, your teeth are unprotected and therefore exposed to plaque bacteria for longer.
Use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste
You don’t have to cover the entire brush surface with paste – it’s far too much. A pea-sized amount is ample to clean your teeth. Apply it then switch on the toothbrush when you place it against your teeth.
Divide your mouth into four quadrants (that’s areas to the rest of us!)
Well, this is the best technique recommended by dentists. Divide your mouth into four and clean each area one by one. For the best results, start from a different quadrant every time and spend at least 30 seconds on each.
Angle your toothbrush horizontally at 45° and move it slowly along the gum lines. Try to move tooth by tooth and spend a few seconds on each. Repeat the same for outer, inner and chewing surfaces – don’t skip anywhere.
Every corner, every surface
Brush outer, inner and chewing surfaces of your teeth. Don’t forget about back surfaces on your last molars and the corners. It’s also worth spending a little bit more time on your lower incisors too.
Spit it, don’t rinse it!
Fluoride actually makes your teeth stronger so why would you want to rinse it away straight after brushing? Trust us, you don’t. Do your teeth a favour and let fluoride strengthen the outer surfaces so spit all paste residue out but never rinse with water.
Don’t brush too hard
You’ve already made a great choice using an Ordo electric toothbrush. But remember you don’t need to press it too hard against your teeth – the sonic pulse of our brush head does the work for you, you just need to guide it. Yes, it’s really that simple.
Replace your toothbrush head regularly
Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush head at least every two months. Thankfully that’s no longer a concern thanks to Ordo, with our subscription service, we’ll replace it every two months to keep you on top of your daily oral hygiene routine.