Brushing Up on Your Technique

While many people have been led to believe that they should brush their teeth with up-and-down motions, the proper way to brush is actually in circular motions. Not only does this way of brushing get tooth surfaces clean, but it also massages and stimulates the margins of the gums. For individuals with crooked teeth, it is important that they angle their brushes so that they can get into nooks and crannies that they might otherwise miss.  As far as the amount of time needed to get teeth completely clean, it takes about two minutes. To make optimum use of this time, it helps to divide the mouth into quarters and spend at  least 30 seconds brushing each quarter thoroughly.

Are you brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue correctly? When you understand the importance of optimum dental health, we can help you maintain a healthy mouth, as well as treat the causes and symptoms of any dental condition. At West Brookfield Dental, we’re currently accepting new patients and welcome you to call 508.867.2777 to schedule an appointment. Call us today! We’re located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield.

P.S. The best time to brush teeth in the morning is before breakfast. Otherwise, acidic and sugary foods weaken enamel and leave it vulnerable to the erosive effects of brushing.


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