Your teeth do so much for you and your body. They chew your food so you can digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you doing the best job possible? There may be room to improve your habits. Thankfully, you can improve your brushing with these tips.
Tip 1: Brush For At Least Two Minutes
Over time, you might start to feel that you are brushing every inch of your smile after just a couple of seconds. That’s not the case at all. You might skim through it because you you’re in a hurry to get to work or a special event. Set aside time each and every day, at least twice a day, to ensure you are getting the most out of your brushing. It helps to time yourself while you brush. Start an alarm on your phone or play a song you like to make it fun.
Tip 2: Brush Your Teeth Gently
Brushing too hard can do damage to your gum tissue and wear down your enamel, actually causing you to become susceptible to gum disease and cavities. A firm yet gentle brushing motion will give your teeth the best results.
Tip 3: Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly
If the bristles on your toothbrush become broken and frayed, you should replace your toothbrush. Using a toothbrush that is in this state does nothing for your teeth. Replace them at least every three months, or whenever the bristles become frayed, with a toothbrush that has the ADA seal of approval.
Let Us Help Your Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Scheduling regular checkups and visits, along with a good brushing and flossing routine, can save you tons of money and stress in the long run. Contact us at our local Sheridan, WY office at 307-672-7567.