From the moment we’re old enough, our parents have told us to brush our teeth twice a day. That being said, however well-meaning our parents were, we may or may not have been taught the correct way to brush our teeth. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey dental team to learn more about the right way to brush your teeth.
What is the right way to brush your teeth?
To start, you should know that it is always best to use a soft-bristle brush, and that you should always brush your teeth at least twice a day, morning and night. It is best to use fluoridated toothpaste unless otherwise instructed by your dentist. First, you should hold your brush at a 45-degree angle, and from there, you should begin brushing softly, side-to-side in tooth-wide strokes, being sure to clean every tooth as you go. Ensure you brush both the inner and outer surfaces of each tooth, as well as the chewing surfaces of your teeth, as this is where most bits of food end up. When you come to the insides of your front teeth, you can tilt the brush to a 90-degree angle and brush in light up and down strokes. Finally, ensure you rinse with water after you finish brushing. Keep in mind that you should also always floss as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. If you have any additional questions, or you wish to schedule an appointment with our experienced New Jersey dental team, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.
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