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To help you have the best and most effective tooth-brushing experience possible, we are happy to provide the answers to the following questions:

What is the proper way to brush your teeth?
The brushing technique is simple. All you need to do is hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gently scrub each tooth. You can brush with a back-and-forth motion or a circle motion, whichever you prefer. Make sure you brush the outer surface, inner surface, and chewing surface of each tooth. It’s best to brush for a total of 2 minutes. When you are done brushing, you can scrub the entire surface of your tongue to remove the bacteria that reside there.

What kind of toothbrush do I need to use?
The best toothbrush for your smile is a soft-bristled toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. Many believe hard-bristled toothbrushes do the job, but that is simply not true. Hard-bristled toothbrushes harm your smile while soft-bristled toothbrushes properly clean your teeth and care for your gums.

How can I make brushing fun?
You can most definitely make brushing fun; all you need to do is get a little creative! Turn on some music while you brush, get your family involved, or try to make as many bubbles with the toothpaste as possible. Do whatever you need to do to enjoy your time with your toothbrush!

How many times do I need to brush a day?
It is very important that you brush every morning and every night. Doing so will help you fight cavities and gum disease. However, if you would like to brush more often throughout the day, please feel free! Just make sure to wait to brush 30 minutes after eating.

What kind of toothpaste do I use to brush?
There are many types of toothpaste available in the world today, and each one has its benefits. However, no matter which paste you choose, pick one that contains fluoride, is approved by the American Dental Association, and properly cleans your smile.

It is very important to properly brush your teeth each day, so if you have additional questions or if you would like us to show you the proper brushing technique, please call our office now and schedule an appointment. We are here to teach you all we know, and we look forward to helping you!