How to Brush Effectively

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To help you have the best tooth-brushing technique in St. Joseph, Missouri, our dental team has a few recommendations for you! Those recommendations are:

-Twice a day, brush your teeth. Preferably, use a toothbrush with soft bristles, as these irritate your gums the least. Medium and hard bristles may feel like they clean better, but they can make your gums swell with inflammation and wear away enamel.

-Make sure to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or once your toothbrush bristles have become worn out. This is necessary because frayed bristles will not properly clean the smile. Using a worn brush will promote tooth decay and gum disease.

-To clean your mouth more effectively, use an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Toothpaste is formulated to strengthen teeth and polish them more effectively than just a brush and water alone. If you would like a brighter smile, you can select a brand with gentle whitening.

If you do these three things, there is a high chance that you will have an effective and successful tooth-brushing technique. For more information and details, please call our office today at 816.232.8788. Your dentist, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth, and our friendly dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!