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Toothbrush Tips to Follow

September 1, 2015

It is important to keep your teeth and mouth as healthy as possible. Brushing your teeth regularly is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and preventing periodontal, or gum, diseases. It is also important to make sure you choose the right toothbrush for your teeth and use proper brushing techniques. Done correctly, brushing your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and in the evening before going to bed, for at least three minutes can help ensure long-term dental health. It takes time to brush correctly and effectively, but many people will rush through it. Setting a timer for three minutes while brushing and flossing can help you reach that goal.

 

Choosing a Toothbrush that is Good

 

Toothbrushes come in a variety of manual and powered forms. The first step to taking good care of your mouth is to choose a toothbrush that’s right for you. This can help you to clean your teeth correctly every time you brush. Choose a toothbrush that has bristles that are not too hard. Pick one that fits comfortably in your hand and mouth. If the toothbrush is comfortable to use, you will use it more often and also more effectively. No matter if the toothbrush is powered or manual, you will want to have one that you find easy to use. If you are not sure what toothbrush would be right for you, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the options. Once you have found an appropriate toothbrush for you, you need to brush your teeth the correct way in order to maintain good oral health and keep periodontal disease at bay.

 

Brushing your Teeth Effectively

 

To help keep your mouth and teeth healthy, you will want to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Although brushing after every meal is recommended if you can. Take at least three minutes each time to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth. When you brush along the gum line, angle the toothbrush slightly toward the gums. Also remember not to brush too roughly. Use a gentle motion so you do not damage your gums. When you choose toothpaste, make sure to pick one that has fluoride in it. This can help to fight off tooth decay. It is important to focus on cleaning every area of the tooth with your toothbrush. Also remember to brush your tongue so you can scrape off the bacteria that can cause bad breath. Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months. A toothbrush alone cannot do everything to maintain your oral health and keep your teeth clean. This is because a toothbrush cannot get between the teeth. Make sure to floss once a day. By flossing, you can remove any food particles that have been wedged between the teeth. If it is not removed, it can lead to a cavity in your tooth. Also make sure to come in for regularly scheduled dental examinations so we can check your teeth and mouth for you.

 

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