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How To Brush Teeth

Updated: Apr 3

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How To Brush Teeth

Do you know how to brush your teeth? The best way to brush your teeth is with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid hard bristles because they can irritate your gums, wear down your teeth, and damage the enamel. Make sure the toothbrush is the right size for your mouth. It should be big enough to reach every surface of your teeth, but it shouldn’t be so big that it’s hard to hold.

Brushing Technique

Brushing technique is just as important as the type of toothbrush you use. Each type of toothbrush has a specific technique that you should follow for best results. Here are some helpful tips.

  • Start with your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gums.

  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes.

  • Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth first, using short strokes.

  • Brush the inner and chewing surfaces of each tooth, using short strokes.

  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

How Often Should You Brush And Floss Your Teeth?

You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Brushing your teeth in the morning helps to remove plaque and food particles from your mouth, and flossing in the evening helps to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth.

If you are unable to brush and floss your teeth, consider using a fluoride rinse. Fluoride rinses can help to re-mineralize your teeth, improve the strength of your teeth, and prevent cavities.

To find out more about the dental services offered by our dentist in Albuquerque NM, Dr. Snyder, call (505)-293-7611, schedule an online consultation or visit us at 4830 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. K, Albuquerque, NM, 87111.



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