Our Rancho Cucamonga general dentists believe in truly having a partnership with our patients to optimize their oral health and well-being. We know that the proven way to prevent cavities is to combine diligent daily care with professional dental cleanings twice a year. We have prepared some tips and recommendations for how to brush your teeth effectively so you can maintain your beautiful and healthy smile.
The first step is to choose the right toothbrush for you. Most patients should brush their teeth with a brush that has soft bristles since rough tooth brushes can wear down your dental enamel and even irritate your gum tissue. It’s also very important for your toothbrush to be the right size for your mouth. The handle should be easy to hold, and the head of the brush should be small enough to fit into the corners of your teeth.
The next step is to choose the right toothpaste. Most adults should be using fluoride toothpaste in order to help in enamel remineralization. Children are the exception to this rule. Young children are prone to swallowing large amounts of toothpaste which can cause dental flurosis in developing teeth.
While brushing your teeth, begin with your brush at a 45 degree angle right at your gumline. Then brush each tooth using small circular motions. Be sure to clean the front, top and back of every tooth. Also thoroughly clean your tongue and surrounding oral tissues in order to prevent bad breath.
Maintaining this daily brushing routine will help you keep your teeth clean and cavity-free in between your professional dental cleanings. Give our Rancho Cucamonga general dentists a call at (909) 786-2609 today to schedule an appointment.