There are three essential components to having a healthy smile for life: brushing, flossing and your regular appointments at The Dental Junction. When you become our patient, we’ll share our best tips with you to make sure that you show off a gorgeous smile for life. Below, you can read more about the proper techniques for brushing, flossing and our product recommendations.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential. You must also consider, however, how you’re brushing your teeth. Use a soft or extra-soft brush so that it isn’t abrasive to your teeth. If you scrub overzealously, you may contribute to gum recession and tooth wear. Use light pressure with the bristles angled towards the gumline. Make short strokes on 1-2 teeth at a single time. This method ensures that the plaque is cleaned from where the teeth meet, where plaque can easily gather.
Most people aren’t brushing for long enough. You should brush your teeth for two minutes each time that you do so. Set a timer on your phone or use a stopwatch to be sure you’re reaching that time limit.
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