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As you may already know, brushing twice a day is vital for your oral health. What you may not know is that the way you brush can help or damage the smile. This is why it’s important to have an effective brushing technique and to avoid any brushing mistakes. To help you properly clean your smile, Dr. Nitya Balan and our dental team have some tips and recommendations for you.

First, select the accurate oral hygiene tools to clean your gums and teeth. It’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. These things help you thoroughly clean your teeth, care for your gums, and strengthen and nourish your smile. It’s also beneficial to choose a brush that has a one-inch head and a non-slip grip.

Second, brush for the suitable amount of time every morning and night. Dr. Nitya Balan and our dental team recommend brushing for two minutes each time. Brushing less than this can encourage cavity development, and brushing more than this can harm your teeth and gums. So, brushing two minutes twice a day is the way to go.

Third, do your best to keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape. If you care for your toothbrush, it will care for you and your smile. When you’re done cleaning your smile, rinse it with water and then place it upright in a toothbrush holder so it can dry. We also recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when the bristles wear down.

For more information on how to have a proper tooth brushing technique in Cedar Park, Texas, please call Discovery Park Dental today at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 512.260.8330 and our dental team will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to teaching you more about oral hygiene!