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Brushing your teeth might seem like an easy and simple task. However, sometimes people make mistakes and actually damage their smile. So, it’s important to have a proper and effective brushing technique so you can keep your smile safe and in tip-top shape. To help you avoid tooth brushing mistakes, Dr. Frantz Backer has some tips for you.

First, use the correct oral hygiene tools to clean your teeth. It’s best to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and also one that fits the size and shape of your mouth. These things can help you deeply clean your teeth and treat your gums well. They can also help your brush reach the different areas in your mouth. While you brush, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste.

Second, brush for the recommended amount of time each time you clean your teeth. It’s best to brush for two minutes every morning and every night. Brushing less than two minutes twice a day can make your teeth and gums vulnerable to dental problems. Brushing more than this can actually damage your smile. So, please brush two minutes twice a day. If necessary, set a timer. This can help you reach your goal.

Third, keep your toothbrush in the best condition possible. If you care for your oral hygiene tools, they will care for you. It’s encouraged to rinse your brush with water after you are done scrubbing your smile. Once it’s rinsed, place it upright in an area where it can air dry. Also, replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when the bristles are worn out.

Would you like to learn more about how to properly brush in Jackson Heights, New York? If so, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Advanced Dentistry of New York. Our dental team will be excited to help you if you just dial 718-313-9987 now. We look forward to hearing from you!