You’ve heard it all before, of course. Details about the best way to use that toothbrush of yours to make sure you’re removing plaque from your smile, to ensure that you avoid cavities and gingivitis, to make sure your smile remains white and glowing! However, you may find that there are lots of dental hygiene tips that you have a hard time keeping straight. Fortunately, we have pulled together an easy-to-follow list of some super-helpful suggestions!
Use a toothbrush that has “soft bristles” listed on the package. That way, you know you’re protecting your smile and getting it as clean as possible at the same time.
Brush everything. That means do your best to brush every tooth and each millimeter of each tooth. Granted, you will not be able to reach between your teeth with your toothbrush for thorough dental hygiene, so you will have to leave that to your dental floss.
Don’t overdo it. This means, make sure you brush every surface but do so with a delicate approach. When you are too forceful, you irritate your gums. This can lead to problems in the future.
Make sure you like your brush. If you don’t like your toothbrush then you are not going to enjoy dental hygiene. You might rush or avoid it, which means you are more prone to experience oral health problems like gum disease or decay.
Don’t use an old toothbrush. If your toothbrush has been with you for a long time (more than around four months), say your goodbyes and open up a new package. A fresh brush goes a long way for effective dental hygiene.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.