Brushing your teeth isn’t a very difficult task to complete. In fact, it’s pretty easy. It’s almost too easy for some people, because they either don’t want to brush their teeth (gross), or they don’t know how to properly brush them. There is a right and wrong way to brush, believe it or not. It takes work to get in the crevices of your teeth and thoroughly clean them. That food you had last night? If you didn’t brush or floss this morning, chances are you still have food particles stuck between your teeth. Food that stays in between teeth will rot and make you more susceptible to disease or infection. At our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, we want you to know that brushing your teeth is vital to the health of your mouth, as well as your overall well-being. Dr. Barry Polansky is sort of an expert on proper brushing techniques, and he wants to share his friendly tips with you.
What Is The Brushing Protocol?
You need to be brushing your teeth, period. Anyone who chooses not to brush their teeth is coughing others around them to cover their noses. When you don’t brush your teeth, you’re inviting bad breath to knock people over and disease to run rampant. Those food particles need to come out and brushing can help with that. It isn’t just us that wants you to know how to brush properly – the American Dental Association thinks it’s important, too.
- Brush (AND FLOSS!) twice a day at the very least
- Use the right equipment that will leave your mouth feeling clean
- Always be practicing great technique (hold brush at a slight angle, brush gently on your teeth and gums)
- Always rinse Out Your Mouth
- Replace your toothbrush every three months
By taking these steps, you’re already putting yourself in a great position to drastically improve your oral health. Though brushing and flossing alone won’t be able to keep every dental ailment at bay, it helps in keeping your smile in great shape and can leave your mouth feeling as clean as it’s ever been. A toothbrush can be your friend if you put the time and dedication into learning how to properly care for your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have any questions or need a refresher on how to brush, we’d love to see you in our Toronto, ON office. We’re always here to help in any way we can, and this is just another example of that. If you don’t live in the area, don’t worry! We see patients from all over, including Somerdale, Lindenwold, Berlin, Haddonfield, Collingswood and beyond.