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Were you aware that there’s a right and wrong way to brush your teeth? Did you know that brushing incorrectly can hurt your smile? Today we are providing you with a quick guide to help you brush your teeth properly and safely for what can be a beautiful smile.

We recommend that you brush your teeth at least two times each and every day. You should also make sure that you have the right kind of toothbrush for your particular dental needs. If you’re main concern is cleaning the hard-to-reach places in your mouth, a brush with a small head may be your best option. If plaque is your primary concern, a brush with soft bristles can usually do the job.

When you are brushing, make sure that you take enough time to do the job thoroughly. Our dentists believe that you should take at least two minutes brushing your teeth. A lot of people rush through this routine, and their dental health can suffer for it. To help you reach this goal, you could get a toothbrush with an automatic timer.

It is recommended that while brushing, you should tilt your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and use short, precise strokes to clean all the surfaces of your upper and lower teeth. This technique can help prevent you from accidentally causing trauma to your mouth. While brushing, you should use gentle back and forth motions. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to brush your tongue! Cleaning your tongue can help both your oral health overall and can help keep your breath fresher.

For more tips on brushing your teeth, or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Habibi or Sajid, give Aesthetics & Essentials Dental Group a call at 650-623-0003. We’re always happy to help those near Mountain View, California, to achieve a healthier smile.