Brushing your teeth may seem like an easy thing to do, but there is a right and wrong way to do it. If you’ve never talked to a dentist about the proper way to brush your teeth, you could actually be doing it wrong. Brushing your teeth the way dentists recommend will help protect your oral health and keep your smile beautiful.
Many people only brush the tops and outsides of their teeth because these areas are the easiest to access. However, it’s also important to brush the insides of your teeth. In order to properly brush the outsides, hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to ensure you properly clean these surfaces. Brushing the backs of your front teeth can be the biggest challenge. To reach this area, hold the brush vertically and more it up and down. Be sure to brush your tongue as well for fresher breath.
Using the Right Toothbrush
Perhaps just as important as using the appropriate technique to brush your teeth is using the right type of toothbrush. You may think it is a personal preference, which is somewhat the case, but you will need to find the right brush to meet your needs. For instance, choosing a brush with a small head is typically preferred because it can reach more places in the mouth. The softness of the brush is typically an issue of personal preference. For many people, a powered brush can be a great way to remove more plaque without having to work too hard at brushing.
If you want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, you need to use the right techniques to ensure your mouth is as clean as possible. To ensure you are able to brush properly, contact us. Our dental team can teach you the best way to brush your teeth and ensure a beautiful smile.