Understanding how to brush your teeth is an important factor in maintaining your oral health. By using the right toothbrush and brushing technique, you will spend less time at the dentist treating oral health problems such as cavities.
It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, typically in the morning and evening. Brushing your teeth after each meal is a great habit, however, it can be difficult with daily schedules. If you can remember to brush your teeth on a regular basis, you’ll be in good shape!
The safest and most effective way to brush your teeth is by placing the toothbrush on a 45-degree angle towards the gums. Without using hard pressure or force, gentle glide the toothbrush back and forth along the teeth. Make sure to brush the inner, outer and chewing surfaces – each area deserves special attention!
Yes! There are a variety of different toothbrushes on the market, and it’s important to find the one that’s right for you. Generally, most dentists will recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush because it is gentle and safe to use on the teeth and around gums. If you are using an electronic toothbrush, remember to be extra gentle as the brush is designed to work effortlessly without pressure. Finally, make sure the shape of the brush can reach all areas of your mouth.
Brushing your teeth the right way prevents and protects your teeth from oral health problems like decay, plaque buildup, cavities and more! Maintaining a healthy brushing routine will reduce the likelihood of requiring extensive dental care.
Extra perks of brushing your teeth: white, shiny pearls and good breath (your friends and family will thank you!).
Wondering if your brushing skills are doing a good job? Give our clinic a call to set-up a quick check-up.
At your appointment, our dentists and hygienists will take a peek in your mouth and help determine how well you are brushing your teeth. From there, we can chat about your current brushing habits and techniques, and give you additional guidance to improve your oral care.
Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his
Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac,
where he has practiced since.
Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.