Brushing your teeth is pretty simple, right? Toothpaste onto brush, brush into mouth, scrub-a-dub-dub, done. Right? The truth is, it turns out that brushing effectively is a little more complicated than that. It’s important to understand the right way to brush your teeth so you can protect your dental health from bacteria that can cause cavities and tooth erosion. Drs. Calder, Faltine, and Petty assembled some ideas for you so that you can brush more effectively:
-When tooth-brushing, tilt the toothbrush head to a 45-degree angle against your gums, then roll the brush away in an outward gesture. Eliminating leftover debris is crucial to keeping up strong dental health; when food remnants remain sandwiched between your teeth, they harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Use this technique to brush away debris.
-Sweep both the outsides and the insides of your teeth, and also brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Ensuring that you hit each part of your teeth can be tricky, so brush in this sequence to ensure you’re cleaning every area of them. Utilize the brushing motion to brush each tooth.
-Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue will help you freshen breath, and it also gets rid of harmful bacteria from your mouth. A brushing benefit that sustains your oral health and also ups your social game? Cool!
If you’d like to learn more about right way to brush your teeth, please give our Spring, Texas, office a call at 281.376.4533. Our dentists and team at Comfort Dental Excellence wants you to have the best teeth and brightest smile you can! We’ll see you soon!