The Answers to Your Brushing Questions

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Brushing can be a very complicated task for a lot of people, and if they don’t do it properly, it could damage and harm their smile. If you could be considered as someone who isn’t quite sure about their brushing technique or about the tools they use, we are here to help you! We believe that with the answers to the following questions, you will have the best tooth-brushing technique in no time:

What is the proper way to brush your teeth?

No matter which way you brush your teeth, remember to always be gentle around your gums. If you scrub near your gums in a fierce and harmful way, your gums will begin to pull away from your teeth. Now, about the actual flossing technique: It’s best to hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Then, when you’re ready, scrub each tooth with a back-and-forth or circular motion. Make sure you clean the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth. Brush for about 2 minutes and then when you’re done, feel free to clean your tongue by scrubbing its entire surface with your toothbrush. This will clean the bacteria and debris that reside there.

What kind of toothbrush do I need to use?

The best toothbrush for your smile is a soft-bristled toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. Many believe hard-bristled toothbrushes do the job, but that is simply not true. Hard-bristled toothbrushes harm your smile while soft-bristled toothbrushes properly clean your teeth and care for your gums.

How can I make brushing fun?

There are many things you can do to make brushing fun. Try timing your brushing with an hour glass timer. Or you can turn on a 2-minute song and jam out while you brush. You can definitely make brushing fun, and don’t be afraid to get creative!

How many times do I need to brush a day?

You need to brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. Doing so will help you remove the harmful plaque and bacteria from your smile and will help you fight tooth decay and gum disease. If you would like to brush more frequently during the day, be our guest!

What kind of toothpaste do I use to brush?

When it comes to picking the right toothpaste, choose one that contains fluoride and one that has been approved by the American Dental Association. That way, your teeth will get nourished and strengthened each day and you will be using a product that is safe and effective.

For more details about brushing and oral hygiene, we invite you to call our office today and talk to a member of our dental team! We are also happy to show you the proper brushing technique if you are interested in scheduling an appointment. We look forward to helping you!