Brushing Tips

Brushing Tips

Proper brushing is the first step to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It takes at least two minutes using a recommended technique to do a good job of brushing your teeth. Whether you are using a regular toothbrush or a power toothbrush, you should spend 30 seconds brushing each section of your mouth (upper right and left, lower right and left).

What's the best way to brush your teeth?
There are many ways to brush your teeth. Ask us for the recommendation. However, here's an example of one frequently recommended method, using a regular toothbrush:

Step One:
For the outer tooth surfaces, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline Use gentle, short strokes, moving the brush back and forth against the teeth and gums.

Step Two:
Use this same motion to clean the chewing and inner tooth surfaces.

Step Three:
To clean the inner front tooth surfaces, hold the brush upright and use gentle up-and-down strokes with the tip of the brush.

Step Four:
Don't forget to brush along the gum line, and make sure you reach the teeth right at the back. Also give your tongue a brushing it'll help keep your breath fresh!

Can I still have my teeth cleaned by my dentist?
Yes, you can and should still have your teeth cleaned by a professional. jewelry will not cause a problem for the hygienist cleaning your teeth. The area underneath the jewel is sealed like a filling and will not let in any bacteria. The hygienist can easily polish on top and around the jewel with a soft point.