Brushing Your Teeth with Proper Technique (August 1, 2017)

Brushing your teeth regularly is an important part of keeping your dental health at a premium. For a healthy mouth and a great smile, the ADA recommends that you do the following to keep your smile at its best:

  • Brush your teeth twice per day with a small, soft-bristled brush. The size of your brush should allow you to fit it into your mouth easily and reach all parts of the mouth without a problem.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months or when the bristles on the brush start to fray. You are no getting a quality cleaning your teeth.
  • Make sure to get an ADA-approved toothpaste.

Use this outline as a proper brushing technique:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth across the surface in tooth-wide strokes.
  • Brush all outer, inner, and chewing surface sides of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically to make several up-and-down strokes.

Also, as part of your complete at-home dental care routine, you should also do the following:

  • Clean between each tooth daily by flossing to remove tooth-decaying bacteria and food particles that can get jammed up in there. This also helps remove food at the gum line and particles that can wedge themselves underneath.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit unhealthy snacking between meals.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and to ensure that there are no problems with your gums or teeth.

For a list of which exact products you should using, speak to your dentist and ADA-approved products will work best for your specific mouth and condition. Ask if you have any questions, and your dentist will be glad to assist.

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