Your Toothbrush Matters
- Make sure your toothbrush fits your hand comfortably. It should be shaped so that it reaches all parts of your mouth.
- A soft bristled brush is the most effective. The bristles get down into the spaces where plaque and food particles hide. Soft bristles are also less likely to harm teeth and gums.
Keep your smile healthy. Practice good brushing at home, and make sure you’re up to date with your dental cleanings and exams. Call your dentist today to make an appointment.
Helpful Hints for Brushing Success
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Brush gently. The tips of the bristles do the cleaning. Don’t squash them.
- Change the position of the brush frequently. Move slowly across all the surfaces of every tooth.
- Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gum line, where your toothbrush may not reach. That’s where gum disease often begins.