Do you ever have questions about brushing that you’re just too embarrassed to ask anyone? If so, we are happy to help you! Brushing your teeth is a very important task that should be done properly each day. However, if you have questions, you might have the wrong technique and tools. So, to help you better understand brushing, we have provided the answers to the following questions:
What is the proper way to brush your teeth?
Simply hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Then, gently move the brush back and forth across each tooth. You can also brush in circles if you would like. Do this technique for about 2 minutes. As you do so, make sure you brush the outer surfaces, inner surfaces, and chewing surfaces of your teeth, and do your best to not miss a tooth. As you brush the insides of your teeth, simply hold the brush at a vertical angle and scrub with the tip. After you are done brushing, scrub the center as well as the left and right sides of your tongue. This will help remove the bacteria that reside there.
What kind of toothbrush do I need to use?
The best toothbrush available for your smile is a soft-bristled toothbrush that has been tested and approved by the American Dental Association. The soft bristles will give your teeth a proper and gentle cleaning and the Seal of Acceptance will prove that the brush has been tested for safety and effectiveness.
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?
It’s best that you brush twice a day: every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. This will help remove the plaque and bacteria from your smile that attack your teeth and create major dental issues. If you would like to brush more often throughout the day, please feel free!
What kind of toothpaste do I use to brush?
Toothpaste is an essential tool when it comes to brushing, so it’s important to use the right kind. The best kind available in the dental world today is toothpaste that contains fluoride and has been approved by the American Dental Association. Whether your paste is whitening or desensitizing toothpaste, if it has fluoride and has been approved by the ADA, you’re on the right track.
Now, if you have additional questions, don’t be afraid to ask! We encourage you to call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to teach you all we know about how to brush your teeth!