BEST BRUSHING AND FLOSSING TECHNIQUES AND TIPS

BEST BRUSHING AND FLOSSING TECHNIQUES AND TIPS

Brushing and flossing your teeth is an essential part of your dental health. It helps you maintain your oral hygiene and removes plaque from the surface of your teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will help you maintain good oral health and prevent gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. 

Brushing 

The best way to brush your teeth is to angle the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line and brush with short strokes back and forth across each tooth. Be sure to brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of the teeth. You should also use a brush to clean your tongue.

  • Try some of these tips and tricks for brushing and flossing at home!
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that is gentle on your gums.
  • Brush at a 45-degree angle toward each tooth and softly brush in a circular motion.
  • Gently slide the bristles along the surface of your teeth rather than scrubbing back and forth to get them clean. Scrubbing can damage enamel and cause gum recession.
  • Change your brush every three to four months to keep bacteria at bay and keep your teeth as healthy as possible.
  • Replace your toothbrush after you’ve been sick to prevent spreading germs around your mouth. 
  • After brushing, use a tongue cleaner to help remove odor-causing bacteria and freshen your breath. Tongue scrapers are easy to use but can be difficult to use if you have limited movement in your mouth. Ask your dentist about other helpful tools you can use to keep your breath fresh and healthy!

Flossing

The best flossing techniques include using a gentle sawing motion to quickly glide the floss between each set of two teeth. Make sure to clean the upper teeth first and then the lower ones. Flossing should be done daily to remove plaque and food particles that get stuck between the teeth and cause tooth decay. Avoid using a back-and-forth sawing motion when flossing because this can irritate your gums. It can be helpful to use waxed floss instead of unwaxed for an easier time flossing. Dental water picks can also help remove food particles between your teeth. For the best oral hygiene, make sure to use the proper brushing and flossing techniques to maintain a healthy mouth. 

To learn about the dental services we offer or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, you can call us from your nearest location or make a visit to our office closer to your convenient location. We will be happy to assist you further.

PHOENIX (AHWATUKEE)

4530 E Ray Rd Ste 170, Phoenix 85044

Phone: (480) 568-6416
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PEORIA

20542 N Lake Pleasant Road Ste 113, Peoria 85382

Phone: (602) 691-4673
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NORTH PHOENIX

10214 N Tatum BLVD Ste B600, North Phoenix 85028

Phone: (602) 461-7917
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CHANDLER

2900 W Ray Rd #3, Chandler, Chandler 85224

Phone: (480) 462-2377
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