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ORAL HYGIENE

Better teeth, Better health

Oral Hygiene

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Brush your teeth, crush your cavity!
Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine.

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  • Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it builds up and can cause tooth decay and gum disease.Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months,or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.The best way to brush is by placing your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against your gums and gently moving it in a circular motion, rather than a back-and-forth motion. Grip the toothbrush like a pencil so you won't scrub too hard, and make sure to avoid these other tooth-brushing mistakes.

The proper brushing technique is to:

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  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
  • Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete dental care routine.
  • You should also make sure to:
  • Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Visit us regularly for professional cleaning and oral exams

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