How to brush your teeth correctly

Many of my patients believe that the harder they brush the better they clean their teeth. When I ask my patients, “How often do you brush your teeth?” I get different answers. One answer I hear most is “only once day but I do it really hard and remove everything.” Dentists who care about you and your teeth do not like to hear this answer.

When you brush applying a lot of force using hard bristle brush you are actually causing more harm to your teeth than anything else.

Brushing your teeth should be done with soft or super soft bristle brushes. Gently hold the brush handle in 45 degrees angle. Brush in soft and circular continuous movements, always from your gums toward your teeth. To prevent recession of your gums and sensitivity of your teeth, never brush from the direction of the teeth towards gums.

Simply put, “Easy does it.”

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to Protect Your Teeth After a Root Canal Procedure

You’ve undergone a root canal procedure to save your tooth and relieve your pain, and now you want to redouble your efforts to protect your teeth. Here, we look at how to care for your treatment area and prevent another infection.

How to Care for Your Dental Abscess Before Your Visit

You suspect you have a dental abscess in your tooth or gums and you’ve, quite wisely, made an appointment with us. In the meantime, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to managing the abscess before your visit.

4 Popular Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options because of their versatility. Aside from whitening and brightening your smile, veneers can perform other smile-improving duties.

When is Jaw Pain a Medical Issue?

Pain is your body’s way of drawing your attention to a problem, which is very much the case with jaw pain. Here, we review the many causes of jaw pain and when intervention is a good idea.