HowTo:Brush your teeth
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However, even if you have no prior experience in teeth brushing, this guide will tell you the basics in teeth brushing in easily understandable language to make your brushing experience as nice as possible.
edit Why even brush your teeth? It's a waste of time!
This is a question asked by many people. Sure, teeth brushing sounds like a useless technique that's absolutely unnecessary and just takes up time that could be better spent on something else. However, there are several advantages to having white teeth, including the ability to blind Grues, being very attractive to hot girls and something hard to test your fighting capatibilities on.
edit Step 1: Finding a suitable toothbrush
First, you need to find a comfortable toothbrush you can preferably hold with one hand. It should be not too heavy so you don't accidentally clean a lot more than just your teeth. Also, it should not be operated by power cord if at all possible so you don't get an electroshock while trying to brush your teeth. This could possibly end up deadly.
Knives and swords make the perfect toothbrush if you can't buy a professional teeth brushing tool, since you're expected to have some of these at your home and they don't have any major disadvantages. However, they might take time to get used to, so practice before trying to brush your teeth for real.
If you're going to buy a professional teeth brushing tool because you have way too much money with no way to spend it, look for the small handheld devices usually found in any department store. They look extremely cute, but are an absolute killer to dirt residing on your teeth, and they won't harm any other parts of your body so you can't cut off your tongue by mistake. The price is accordingly high, expect to pay ₫5,000 or more.
edit Step 2: Finding a suitable toothpasteThere are many different brands of toothpaste for many purposes, and for a beginner it's hard to choose the correct one. Note that the toothpaste should be not too liquidated to avoid the danger of drinking the toothpaste (for that reason, oil is not exactly recommended), but still remain flexible enough so that you can form it using your toothbrush.
Acceptable variations vary from red to blue, from butter to soil, from "Made in Germany" to "Made in Taiwan". But if you have any allergies, for example against toxins or nuts, avoid using these as your toothbrush. Also, don't use anything which you usually eat, because otherwise you'll lose concentration and think of eating rather than brushing, making fatal mistakes in the process.
edit Step 3: Preparing the brushing
Take your tools and move in front of a mirror where there's a table to your right (you can move the table beforehand if necessary). Water may be required for certain combinations of toothbrush and toothpaste, but if yours doesn't, be sure to at least take a bucket with you.
Your preferred position is directly facing the mirror, with the toothpaste on the table to the right of you and holding the toothbrush with your right hand (reverse if you're left-handed) Water the toothbrush if necessary, then put a sizable portion of toothpaste on your toothbrush (about 10 to 100 grams, depending on your age and amount of teeth remaining). Once you've done that, position the toothbrush directly in front of your teeth, with the paste facing the teeth. Be sure to actually show your teeth to avoid brushing your lips. If you can't talk anymore without spreading the toothpaste all over the room, you know you're doing it right.
edit Step 4: How to brushSlowly move your toothbrush back until it touches your teeth. Be sure not to cut off your teeth.
It's surprising, but many people think way too complex when actually moving their toothbrush. They move it in quite odd ways, including the complete subway network of New York, the state border of Russia or the binomial theorem. However, these severely hurt your teeth and you should not use them.
Instead, use simple movements. Draw straight lines up or down, use ellipsis, but avoid zigzagging. Be sure to brush the back of your teeth as well as the top and front (the bottom cannot be brushed due to obvious reasons, please don't try). Use a stopwatch and stop at 5 minutes starting from the first brush. Then you're done with brushing.
edit Step 5: Completing the brushing
Now, move your toothbrush away from your teeth and lay it on top of the table. If your toothbrush requires water, clean it and then clean your teeth, otherwise just spit out all the remaining toothpaste into your bucket. Tidy up the place to finish it once and for all.
edit Final Words
You might have noticed that the first pass was extremely hard. This is normal. Don't worry about it because you'll master it if you train often enough. Just give your best try each time.
There might be other ways to clean your teeth without brushing them. These methods are not covered here, but another book by Bush might be able to give some advice on this.
edit Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When I move the toothbrush back in step 3 a lot of teeth fall out of my mouth.
A: You pulled the toothbrush back way too fast. Next time, if you still have any teeth left try pulling more slowly and carefully.
Q: I become ill when brushing my teeth!
A: Don't use Anthrax as your toothpaste. It's known to cause anomalies such as this.
Q: I have trouble moving the toothbrush behind the back of my tooth. The peak of the toothbrush doesn't fit in there!
A: Use an army knife (although any reasonably sharp thing will do) and cut the sides of the mouth to widen it. This should give you enough space to move the tooth brush to the correct position.