In today’s post, let’s discuss some information about brushing. Key to activating the value of many fluoridated toothpastes is the foam created when properly brushing. Working up a good foam comes from pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming helps to dislodge food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.
Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are perfect for proper brushing. Harder bristles frequently put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may experience tooth pain, increased buildup and decay, tooth structure weakening and ultimately tooth loss.
Of course remineralization is promoted by the fluoride contained in the paste. Remineralization is best achieved when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time. This is why there are plenty of methods on the market to assist in sticking to 2-3 minutes of brushing. Flossing is important and rounds out the 5 minutes each day that can give you healthy, pain free chewing for years and years to come.
Wet soft bristle toothbrush
Use fluoridated toothpaste
Brush at 45 degree angle
Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
Cover every surface of every tooth
Swish around in mouth before spitting out
Floss gently around each tooth including back molars
Rinse out debris
This informative article brought to you by Vanguard Dental Group, Derry’s caring dental clinic. We are enthusiastic about dental education and confident smiles for all.
Drs. Rothenberg and Moskowitz has been serving the good people of the Chester, Londonderry, and Salem areas since 1999. Reach us at 603-276-1000 or https://www.vanguarddentalgroup.com/about-vanguard-dental-group/.
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Vanguard Dental Group
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Derry, New Hampshire 03038
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