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Caring for your smile through various aspects of oral hygiene routines includes making sure that any toothbrush problems you are suffering from are minimized and eliminated. Even if you are brushing your teeth every day twice daily, you may not be doing so effectively and in turn, cause various forms of oral health risks to arise. Always analyze your toothbrush and care for it with the proper techniques and upgrades if needed.

Proper techniques will need to be applied whenever you decide to use your toothbrush. If you’re not using your toothbrush correctly, it will not be able to work as needed. Furthermore, even if you’re using it correctly, it is important to make sure that the product you’re using is not damaged. Ideally, you should be brushing twice every day at least two to three minutes per session. When brushing your teeth, use a 45-degree angle, except for the fronts of your teeth, which you need to turn the brush vertical for. Brushing all sides of each tooth including the teeth in the back of your mouth.

When brushing out your mouth, don’t forget to clean your tongue as well. Your tongue often harbors dangerous bacteria which will need to be removed. Either use a toothbrush or reliable tongue scraper. Because brushes cannot clean between teeth, alternative treatments such as dental floss will be needed for this task. With a combination of brushing and flossing every day, you can dramatically lower your risk for dental abrasion, tooth decay and cavities.

Do you still have lingering questions about tooth brushing techniques? Dr. Lucas Rudelich and our team at our dental office in Taylorsville, Utah, are always here to help you take the steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call Southwest Dental LLC at 801-685-3429 to book an appointment with us to discuss your options for enhancing your smile.