Posted on 11/20/2019 by Dr. Saklofsky
|Many people lack the proper brushing technique. Unfortunately, oral health is jeopardized as a result, leading to potential damage to the teeth and gum tissues.
The choice of toothbrush is the first essential brushing tip to in pursuing marvelous overall dental hygiene.
Brush Entire Mouth and Not Just Your Teeth
Your mouth is just as significant as your teeth, and it all needs to be brushed. Unfortunately, the other parts of the mouth are often neglected. Brushing removes excess debris from all surfaces of the mouth, so the gums, cheeks, roof of the mouth, and the area under the tongue all need brushing.
Brush Your Teeth for Two Minutes
The two-minute rule is often forgotten when people brush. However, it is ideal to ensure good oral health. Plaque covers the teeth, leading to gum disease and tooth decay if the teeth are not brushed long enough.
Do Not Brush with A Worn-Out Toothbrush
A good, thorough cleaning of the teeth is not accomplished with brittle or worn bristles. Plaque build-up simply cannot be removed with a broken tool. The toothbrush should be changed out every three to four months. Bristles become worn down and do not do a thorough cleaning of your teeth. When purchasing a toothbrush, a soft one is recommended in nearly all circumstances.
Brushing Harder Is Not Better
When you brush your teeth with a lot of force, the chances of the tooth enamel getting worn down increases. A softer, circular motion with the toothbrush held at a forty-five-degree angle is the best way to brush your teeth to remove excess debris.
Brushing properly helps improve oral health on all levels. Any time you are not sure if your technique is up to par, then ask us. That is part of what we are here for!
Our dentist office is here to assist with any questions regarding brushing tips. Your oral hygiene is absolutely important to us. Come see us at our office.