How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

You already know you have to brush your teeth. Your dentist recommends you do it at least twice a day, and hopefully you do, but do you do it right? Brushing your teeth is one of those tasks that’s so simple, it’s easy to do it wrong. Not to worry. The pros at the offices of Dr. Koshki have your back.

  • You’re aware that you should brush your teeth twice a day (after each and every meal if you really want the best results), but what kind of toothbrush you use matters. The American Dentistry Association recommends you use a soft-bristled brush to minimize irritation or bleeding. Also, make sure you find the right size and shaped brush that’s right for you that can reach all areas of your mouth.
  • Replace your brush every three to four months. Your toothbrush won’t do you any good with worn out bristles.
  • To properly brush your teeth, you need to place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gentle move it back and forth in short strokes. Make sure you brush all surfaces of each tooth, and don’t forget the tongue!
  • The proper toothbrushing session lasts 2 minutes.
  • An important part of the brushing process is flossing! Do it at least once a day to remove all the bacteria and food particles bristles can’t reach.

Take good care of your teeth, and don’t forget to schedule regularly checkups with an experienced dentist like Dr. Koshki!