Five Tips for Top-Notch Tooth Brushing
There are always extra steps you can take to further improve your oral hygiene and keep your pearly whites protected. Our team at Luxadent is eager to provide patients with the affected methods of continually protecting their smiles. We are going to consider five tips for top-notch tooth brushing. You may think you ace the way you care for your teeth, but you just might be surprised at how you could improve. Continue reading on to learn more!
- Go Soft. Despite what some may think, a soft bristle brush is often better compared to a hard or even medium one. Harder bristles can cause damage to your sensitive gums and eventually cause gum recession. This can lead to tooth sensitivity and an increased risk of tooth decay. It is also important to invest in a new brush every couple of months.
- It Isn’t (Just) the Brush. The same damage can be done with a soft bristle brush if you are exerting too much pressure on your teeth and gums when your brush. Try using just three fingers to hold your toothbrush if you tend to brush too hard.
- Think Fluoride First. There are so many different brands and types of toothpaste that it is hard to figure out which option is best for you. Fluoride is an important ingredient to have in any toothpaste. Toothpastes that have been effectively tested will have the American Dental Association seal of approval on it.
- 2×2 = Terrific Teeth. Brushing your smile for two minutes, twice a day is the best way to keep it protected and free of plaque or cavities. Flossing should also be implemented in your oral hygiene routine.
- Preserve Your Enamel. Acids in certain food and drink can soften the tooth enamel. Rinse out your mouth after ingesting these foods and drinks and then wait an hour prior to brushing.
There are so many vital steps to take in your own home to care for your oral hygiene, but it is also important to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings with an experienced dentist.