Brushing Your Teeth Properly

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For adult, or even children I would recommend that you use a soft toothbrush instead of a medium or hard. As a soft toothbrush has the best effect and least detrimental consequences to the enamel of the teeth. You should use the toothbrush in a 45 degree angle and not in a perpendicular angle and make sure you do not exert too much pressure on your gum or the teeth. Brush using toothpaste with fluoride and you should continue brushing for at least 2 to 3 minutes. I recommend at least 2 times per day brushing at morning and at night but brushing after each meal is also welcomed.

It is recommended to replace your toothbrush every three or four months, even sooner if the bristles are frayed. A toothbrush with frayed bristles wont do an adequate job in cleaning your teeth.

Half the Battle

Brushing your teeth is only half of the battle. Make sure to eat a balanced diet and limit your consumption of sugary beverages and snacks. Remember to see your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease. And as always, DON’T FORGET TO FLOSS! This removes plaque and food particles from under your gum line and between teeth


Dr. Kourosh Mehrabian