Brushing your teeth is one of the most important habits you can have in your oral health care and hygiene routine. It is extremely important for washing away acids and plaque buildup. However, brushing is only as effective as the techniques you’re using. Thus, it is important to make sure you’re brushing safely and effectively.
Caring for your smile includes making sure you’re brushing your teeth effectively. To ensure you’re using your toothbrush properly, it is important to always brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each session. When brushing your teeth, always angle your brush at a 45-degree angle. Move the brush in small strokes and do not press too hard. Always be sure to clean each and every side of a tooth including the inner and outer chewing surfaces. When cleaning the fronts of your teeth, you can turn your brush vertical. Don’t forget to clean your tongue as well, as bacteria can often arise from it.
Are you interested in tooth-brushing treatments in Germantown, Maryland? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald Levine at our dentist office by calling us at 301.540.8808. Ronald Levine looks forward to enhancing your smile with optimum tooth-brushing techniques and bringing out your best smile!