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Brush Your Teeth 101

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While brushing teeth is not rocket science, you need to do it the right way to safeguard your oral health. We have created a 5-step guide to ace tooth brushing. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. Use Fluoride Toothpaste

While working with saliva, fluoride provides your teeth with an extra layer of protection. This is why it’s recommended to only use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth. 

  1. Brush Your Teeth in a Circular Motion

Brushing in a straight line can create holes in the enamel, which can trap food particles or components of plaque. On the flip side, brushing teeth in circles helps eliminate germs, bacteria, and plaque.

  1. Make Sure to Brush the Back of Your Teeth

One of the most common mistakes people make while tooth brushing is forgetting to brush the back of their teeth. While it’s normal to forget, make sure to carefully brush the rear area of your teeth just like you cleaned the front side.

  1. Don’t Forget Your Tongue

Brushing teeth isn’t only about cleaning the incisors, canines, molars, and premolars but also about taking care of your oral health. So, once you have brushed your teeth, it is now time to clean your tongue. Use the same toothbrush for brushing the roof and sides of your mouth.

  1. Floss, Rinse, and Wash Your Toothbrush

When brushing teeth, most people don’t prefer flossing or rinsing with mouthwash. According to dentists, you shouldn’t miss out on either, as they help in taking care of your oral health. Once you have completed all the tooth brushing steps, wash your toothbrush to eliminate germs and debris. 

Looking for a Dental Clinic in Castle Rock, CO?

Even the best brushers must visit a dentist twice a year (every six months). Follow the aforementioned tooth brushing guide and see a dentist if you have swollen gums, loose permanent teeth, unusual sensitivity to cold and hot, painful chewing, or persistent bad breath.

For more information, request an appointment at the Meadows Family Dentistry or visit our website.

Posted on Jan 9, 2023
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