When you hop in the shower, you make sure to wash every part of your body—or at least we hope you do! Soap should drip down each part of your body—even your back!
Teeth are a part of your body, so why aren’t people just as thorough about brushing their teeth? Just because your front teeth are what most people see, your back teeth are just as important. There are hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, but hopefully, these tips from your dentist will help you realize why brushing your teeth for at least two minutes a day is critical for oral health.
Your dentist can teach you the best brushing techniques.
When you brush your teeth in the morning and before bed, be sure to use the right techniques. Keep in mind that you’re trying to reach all areas of your mouth—the roof, your tongue, along your gum line, and on the outsides and insides of your teeth. The best way to do that is to brush for at least two minutes a day.
Brush your teeth with care.
The goal of brushing is to remove harmful debris from your smile to avoid tooth decay and other dental problems. It’s not all about scrubbing it away. Brushing is still meant to be gentle, like a massage to your teeth and gums. This helps to make your gums stronger. Brushing abrasively can cause damage to your enamel or inflammation to your soft tissues.
Use Your Dentist as a Resource
Many patients may not even know that they’re not using the best toothbrush for their teeth and gums. Here are some of the best dental tool and tips:
- Your toothbrush should have soft bristles. Soft bristles can reach into the crevices of your teeth and still be gentle on your gums.
- When selecting your dental tools, choose a toothbrush that appeals to you, whether that be because of its color or shape.
- Make sure that it fits both your hand and your mouth comfortably. But if you need a little help picking the best tool for you, consult your friendly local dentist.
Pick the Best Toothpaste
Everyone has their own dental issues. Choosing the correct products can help you improve them. Depending on the weak spots in your smile and your dental goals, you may need a specialized toothpaste. Ask your dentist in Bay Hill about the best toothpaste to use to optimize your oral health.
In short, if you follow these helpful tips for brushing your teeth, your at-home dental hygiene routine can dramatically improve. You may just impress your dentist during your next visit!
About Our Office
Here at Windermere Center for Dentistry, we want to help patients care for their teeth in our office and while they’re at home. Feel free to ask Dr. Matthew McKissock or Dr. Rupal Thakkar any questions about your oral health, especially when it comes to using the best dental care tools and techniques.