Mindful brushing can be a good way to kick-start your day. The following tips will help you to practice mindful brushing.
- Immediately after beginning to brush, relax the neck and the jaw and breathe through the nose slowly and deliberately.
- Loosen your grip on the toothbrush and feel the bristles move over the teeth and the gums. You should feel the taste of the toothpaste.
- Breathe deeply through the nose as you rinse the mouth. Feel and take note of the clean teeth.
- Feel gratitude for your teeth and for the tasks they allow you to accomplish such as chewing, speaking and smiling.
Mindful brushing, says Dr. White, gives your brain a chance to rest and “sets a peaceful tone for the day ahead or the night ahead.”
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