Practical Oral Health Care: Toothbrushing Techniques

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Key aspects of your oral health care involve your toothbrush and tooth brushing techniques. It is essential to clean out your mouth every day using effective tooth brushing skills. In order to ensure that your mouth can remain free and clear of plaque and debris, always focus on your tooth brushing techniques and what you can do to improve them.

Improving how your toothbrush operates is essential for making sure that it gets the job done. Whenever you brush your teeth, you should do so at a 45-degree angle and with gentle, soft jokes. If you press too hard, you could slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Furthermore, make sure you’re using a toothbrush that has soft bristles. To avoid dental abrasion, never use your toothbrush after eating. Also, your tongue will need to be cleaned off, so use your brush to scrape away debris on your tongue or use a tongue scraper to do the job. Because your brush cannot clean between teeth, an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will be needed.

If you need any additional help with cleaning out your mouth, contact your dentist to set up an appointment for a professional cleaning.

If you would like to stop by Fellows and Smink Dental Associates for an oral examination or a professional cleaning, please call our office in Pottsville, Pennsylvania at 570-622-0331. Dr. Scott Fellows and Dr. Michael Smink want to make sure your smile is shining for years to come.