As you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, it’s important to do all you can to thoroughly scrub each and every tooth. If you’re not careful while brushing, bacteria can threaten and attack your smile. Fortunately, there are little things you can do to make sure your smile receives a thorough cleaning job. Our dentist, Dr. Jorge Pinera, knows all about those secrets and will be happy to share them with you.
First, brush your smile from the inside out. Many people miss the plaque near the tongue. This can be dangerous for the smile. So, to make sure you clean these areas of the smile, it’s best to begin your brushing routine by cleaning the insides of the bottom teeth and then the insides of the top teeth. Then complete the cleaning job by cleaning the outsides and then cleaning the rest of the smile.
Second, brush with a dry toothbrush. This can help you, your teeth, and your gums because dry bristles are stiffer. This makes them a little more effective at removing stubborn particles from your smile. So, try not to run your brush under water before you put it in your mouth. However, if you forget, there is no need to worry. Your brush gets wet by the time you’re done brushing anyway.
Third, “dance” the toothbrush as you clean your smile. This can help you perform a successful cleaning routine. So, add a little wiggle to your brushing and also scrub in circles. This can also help you smoothly and gently clean the teeth and gums.
For more information and details about how to properly brush your teeth in Houston, Texas, please call Sensitive Dental at 281-531-1000. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!