Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity-causing acids.
Most dentists agree that brushing two times a day is the minimum to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
Since everyone’s teeth are different, come see us first before choosing a brushing technique. Here are some popular techniques that work:
Type of brush to use
Most people are advised to choose a regular sized toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles (natural bristles tend to harbor bacteria). The brush should have a long, wide handle for a firm grasp. Medium and hard bristles are can lead to gingival recession and are not recommended.