How to Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth will go a long way toward good oral hygiene and disease prevention. The ADA recommends that you brush twice daily to maintain good oral health.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is better to try to avoid problems rather than trying to fix them later. Never underestimate the value of healthy teeth and gums.
Tooth Brushing Instructions
Here are a few tips to guide you through the art of brushing:
- Using a soft nylon brush dab a small amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Tilt the brush at a 45 degree angle sweeping away from the gum line, while using gentle short strokes.
- Make sure that the bristles go under the gumline – between the tooth and gum.
- Brush the outside, inside and the chewing surfaces of each tooth, making sure you rinse your brush often.
- Being careful not to brush too hard, while paying extra attention to any crowns or fillings you may have.
- Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and help freshen your breath.
- When finished rinse your mouth thoroughly and allow your toothbrush to air-dry.
- If the gums bleed, it suggests poor gum health, not that you are brushing too hard. gently, try to make it bleed. go after the areas that are more sensitive. If you continue to do that, in a few days, you will not be able to make it bleed.
With regular home hygiene and dental checkups, you will be at a decreased risk for future dental treatment such as tooth loss, crowns, or bridges while helping to preserve your smile while adding whole body health benefits such as heart disease and stroke. Daily oral care, in addition to six-month cleanings, will remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup that can lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Call Dr. James Fondriest at 847-234-0517 to schedule your consultation for a brighter smile.
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