Your teeth do so much for you and your body. They chew your food so you can stay energized, they maintain your face’s structure, and they let you express yourself with a big, bright 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 at brushing that you possibly can? There may be room to get better. Here are 3 tips for improved teeth brushing.
After a while, you might start to feel that you are brushing every inch of your smile after just a few seconds. That’s usually not the case. You may also feel like you’re in a hurry because you have work or an event to get to. 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.
Brushing too hard can do damage to your gum tissue and wear down your enamel, actually causing you to be more susceptible to gum disease and cavities. A firm yet gentle brushing motion will give your teeth the best results.
Don’t allow the bristles on your toothbrush become broken and frayed. Using a toothbrush that is in this state does nothing for your teeth. Replace them at least every three months with a toothbrush that has the ADA seal of approval.
Along with brushing and flossing twice a day, scheduling regular visits with a dentist will help keep your smile the best it can be. Schedule an appointment today. Contact our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9790.