What’s the Proper Brushing Technique?

Many people think that brushing their teeth is something we don’t really need to learn a technique for. However, brushing teeth is a skill that we need to acquire. It isn’t as simple as aggressively moving the brush back and forth. We need a system.

Many people use dangerous ways that may lead to dental problems, such as a horizontal reciprocating motion. It sounds simple enough to just brush in a straight line along your teeth, but that is actually not the most effect motion. Cleaning your teeth with circular movements on the entire surface of the tooth is the preferred method. This way, you brush the gums and the tooth in one, easy motion.

At the Stuart Dental Spa, a south Florida dentist, you can to learn the best way to brush your teeth. We can also help you choose the best toothbrush:

Hard or Soft Toothbrush:

It’s important to stay committed when brushing your teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice per day to avoid accumulating food between teeth, or between your teeth and gums. The enamel on our teeth is the hardest structure in our bodies, and it’s important to be careful to keep our teeth healthy.

There are different types of toothbrushes available to use, such as soft and hard, and there are slight differences to both. Using a hard toothbrush can cause slight erosion of tooth enamel, while a soft toothbrush will cause less damage. A soft toothbrush will also do better job of getting into those hard to reach places between teeth and gums. So, many people prefer soft toothbrushes, and we as south Florida dentist recommended it.

Types of Toothpaste

There are also different types of tooth pastes to use, such as anti-decay toothpaste, sensitivity toothpaste, whitening toothpaste, anti-plaque toothpaste, and more. It’s hard to say which is the overall best type of toothpaste to use, as it depends on your teeth. If you have questions, visit or contact us at the Stuart Dental Spa.

Remember to brush at least twice per day, and consider this: the average life of a toothbrush is about three months. After about 200 uses, you need to use another brush because the bristles are bound to be worn out and frayed.

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