Brush Your Teeth the Right Way
Brighton MA Dentist | We’ve been brushing our teeth for a while now. But have you ever thought that you might be doing it wrong? Surprisingly, many patients are unaware of the true techniques for effective brushing. So, we’ve summarized a simple step by step guide. Check out our tips below and start brushing correctly today!
Learn the basics first.
Choose a soft bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste that are approved by the ADA. Always brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Also, brush after meals when possible and replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. If you find the bristles are flattening sooner than 3 months, you may be brushing too hard. Too much pressure can damage tooth enamel and gums. So, please be cautious.
Brush the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of your teeth evenly for about 2 minutes. You can use short strokes to be sure each tooth is properly clean.
Get in between.
Food and bacteria are also found in between your teeth. Remove it with ADA approved dental floss. Flossing can be done once a day before bed. Be sure to always use a clean piece on each tooth for the best clean.
Protect your teeth even more.
Eat a well balanced diet and limit sugar intake. Too much sugar can increase your chance of tooth decay and other dental issues. And of course, visit us for your routine dental exams and cleanings. Just call (617) 566-0308 to schedule your appointment today! Our dental office is located in Brighton MA and we offer an array of dental services like dental implants, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, and so much more. Speak to our team today and learn more tips for a healthier smile.