Most of us brush our teeth at least twice every single day. Though this is good practice, the truth is, many of us are actually doing it wrong! Believe it or not, there is a proper technique for brushing your teeth. When you improperly brush your teeth, not only will you insufficiently clean your teeth, but you may actually do more harm than good. Please read on and reach out to our compassionate, experienced Basking Ridge dental team to learn more about the proper technique for brushing teeth:
The first thing you should do is ensure you have a soft-bristle brush that easily fits in your mouth, allowing you to reach all surfaces of your teeth. Next, you can begin brushing with your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Begin gently cleaning the fronts of your upper and lower teeth, and then move on to cleaning the insides of your upper and lower teeth. Keep in mind that short, gentle scrubs are key. Also, brush your tongue! Bacteria accumulates in our mouths, and especially on our tongues, so it is extremely important to brush your tongue every day. Keep in mind that we are all supposed to brush our teeth for at least 2 minutes every time we do.
What else should I do to maintain tooth health?
On top of brushing your teeth, you should regularly use mouthwash, receive fluoride treatments, floss, and see an experienced dental team at least twice a year. We are more than happy to be your team–simply reach out and schedule an appointment!
Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!