To effectively clean your gum line of trapped food particles, make small circle motions while brushing. Cleaning the sides of your teeth and in-between them requires you brush these areas gently and thoroughly while holding the toothbrush at an angle. Also brush the front and back of all your teeth as well, including the biting areas and the molars. Before you are finished, be sure to brush off the tongue and the roof of the mouth. Daily use of a tongue scraper is also advised.
You should brush your teeth between two and four times a day to avoid buildup of plaque and food particles.
– Brush after school
– Brush after lunch/work/school
– Brush after dinner
– Brush before bed
Keep your brush in peak condition by replacing it after the bristles become frayed. Also, keep your toothbrush clean of bacteria and mold by storing it in an upright container to dry after every use. You can use antiseptic mouthwash as well as boiling water for cleaning your toothbrush.
Practice correct flossing techniques to fight plaque buildup and protect your gums. To do this, tie each end around your middle fingers and slide the floss between teeth, forming a C shape with the floss. Bring the floss down to the gum line and repeat for the next areas until finished. Bleeding may occur after the first few times flossing, but will stop.
For more information about dental hygiene techniques, call Mountain Peak Dental in Hamilton, Montana, today. Dr. Davidson, Dr. Seamons, and our team are thrilled to serve you and your smile.