What Are the Best Tooth-Brushing Techniques to Clean My Smile?

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In order to have a complete and successful oral hygiene routine, you need to brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. However, this task is only effective if you brush properly. But if you use Dr. Lee F. Peterson’s tips and instructions, you can have the clean and healthy smile you need.

The first thing you need to do is find your soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you’re ready, put the paste on the toothbrush bristles. If preferred, get them wet by briefly running them under water.

The second thing you need to do is hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and then gently move the brush back and forth. As you clean each tooth, use tooth-wide strokes. Make sure to clean the inner, outer, and top surfaces. When you clean the inside of the tooth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes. Don’t forget this step. Plaque does gather on the insides of your teeth as well.

The third thing you need to do is brush your tongue after you’ve cleaned your smile. You can clean your tongue by brushing with long, vertical strokes down the entire muscle. This can eliminate the bacteria from your tongue and give you a pristine breath.

Call Lee F. Peterson DDS today at 559-584-8129 if you have any questions or if you’re interested in knowing more about oral hygiene in Hanford, California. The more you know, the better. We look forward to helping you!