How do I (properly) brush my teeth?
Even though as adults we’ve brushed our teeth thousands of time without a second thought; many of us that aren’t using proper brushing techniques. While maintaining bi-annual dental cleanings is important for your oral health; your at-home dental care is incredibly vital.
Preventative dentistry is essential for us at our Sarasota, FL dental office—it’s easier keeping your mouth healthy before problems arise!
Here are some tips to make sure you’re brushing your teeth and gums correctly:
Many people who brush forget that the length of time spent cleaning your teeth and gums matters. Some of us might even be surprised at how woefully short our brush sessions actually are. Many dentists recommend getting an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer.
Brush Twice Daily
The minimum amount of times we should brush is twice daily, with flossing once a day. The best way to remember is to brush in the morning, and right before bed in the evening. This type of oral maintenance helps keep your teeth and gums healthy between dental visits.
Keep Your Toothbrush Clean!
Many people forget to replace their toothbrush to make sure the dental device properly cleans your teeth. A new soft-bristled toothbrush every three months should be perfect for keeping your pearly whites beautiful.
Connect with your Sarasota FL Dentist
If you would like to know about properly brushing and flossing your teeth at home, please contact the staff at Deborah Simpkins, DMD. During your oral examination with Dr. Simpkins, our team can advise you on how to properly improve your oral health and give you tips for proper at-home oral care. Our Sarasota dental office always welcomes new patients.