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Toothbrushing Do’s and Don’ts

Do you know that one of the most basic oral hygiene tasks we do on a daily basis, most of us are doing it wrong? We all hear that’s it’s important to brush our teeth twice a day in order to maintain a healthy mouth but did you know that by brushing your teeth the wrong way you can actually be harming your gums. Most adults are told to brush when we wake up and before bed for about two minutes, but that really doesn’t explain the how? Most of the patients we see simply scrub horizontally with a medium bristled toothbrush and pressure. So what is the right way to brush … the answer isn’t so simple. There are certain techniques used for different types of oral conditions. In general – Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums for the back teeth and brush using gentle…

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Oct 5, 2016 | Posted by