When you brush your teeth you not only freshen your breath, but you also remove all the particles of bacteria and food that compromise your teeth which can cause gingivitis and tooth decay. But what you might not have known is that it does not matter how hard you brush your teeth you will still get the job done. Brushing your teeth too hard can actually harm your mouth and gums and can even lead to erosion. Using a softer toothbrush is always the better option because you can ensure that your teeth will be safe and not damaged from hard brushing. Here are some tips and steps to follow to make sure your brushing experience is safe and proper for your oral health:
First, make sure you are using the correct amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Not too much and not too little, just enough to get the job done without wasting toothpaste. Next, start brushing in a circular motion on all teeth avoiding the back-and-forth motion of scrubbing. Once you have brushed the outer area of your teeth, start cleaning the inside of your teeth in the front and back. And lastly, finish up brushing your teeth by cleaning the rest of the surface areas. This includes your molars and the areas of your teeth you chew with. You should be able to completely brush your teeth within the matter of about 2-3 minutes. P.S. Don't forget to brush your tongue!
When it comes to brushing your teeth, the way you brush them really matters. Also, do not forget to replace your toothbrush every three months to ensure bacteria and germs are staying out of your mouth. Proper care also involves flossing regularly and mouthwash if you choose to protect your oral health even more.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
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Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.