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Brushing your teeth often requires several advancements in your toothbrushing techniques. If your toothbrush techniques are inadequate, you cannot reach your peak levels of oral health care. Because it is so important to not only use the right products but also to use them effectively, you will need to make sure you are doing everything you can so that your toothbrush can help your smile thrive for many years to come.

To begin, always make sure that the tools you’re using for your brushing needs are up to the task of working as intended. Speak with our dentist for appropriate products that can wash away plaque and debris in your mouth. Make sure that the toothbrush you’re using can easily fit inside your mouth and clean all areas within. Furthermore, make sure to use brushes with soft bristles, so you lower your chances for dental abrasion.

When brushing your teeth, always use soft, gentle strokes. Typically, you’ll need to brush twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes each session. Make sure to clean all sides of each tooth and don’t forget to clean off your tongue, as it can often be a source of harmful bacteria. Furthermore, use interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss or a water flosser to clean between teeth in areas that your brush cannot reach.

If you require additional care for your smile in Olympia, Washington, Kenneth Hancock DDS would love to assist you. For a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, you can establish an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Hancock by calling our dental office at 360-464-2099.