It’s very important to properly brush our teeth each day. However, sometimes the task can be tricky and we may not understand the meaning or technique behind it. So, to help you properly scrub and clean your smile each day, we are happy to give you the answers to the following questions:
What is the proper way to brush your teeth?
The brushing technique is simple. All you need to do is hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gently scrub each tooth. You can brush with a back-and-forth motion or a circle motion, whichever you prefer. Make sure you brush the outer surface, inner surface, and chewing surface of each tooth. It’s best to brush for a total of 2 minutes. When you are done brushing, you can scrub the entire surface of your tongue to 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?
You can definitely make brushing fun. Try making it a family activity. Get everyone involved—even the dog if you’d like! Spend some time brushing your own teeth and then switch and brush your family members’ teeth. It’s fun for everyone!
How many times do I need to brush a day?
At the very least, you should brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. However, you can also brush more frequently throughout the day. But if you do so, make sure you wait 30 minutes after eating to brush.
What kind of toothpaste do I use to brush?
The best toothpaste you can use for your smile is fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. As long as it has these two characteristics, you are on the right track.
Now, we know you may have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog, so we invite you to call our office today to find answers to those questions as well! We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are happy to answer any questions you have.