This article from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ is about brushing your teeth, and sticking to a regular schedule.
The most common times for people to brush are morning and night. Common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.
Brushing your teeth, after all, is an important part of any daily health care routine. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? There is no hard rule on that. We think the most important thing is that you do it!
Use a pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste – or more than a pea-sized, if you’re so inclined. Too much toothpaste is no big deal, but be sure to use enough.
Be sure the head of the toothbrush isn’t too big, especially if you have a smaller mouth. It needs to fit easily between your cheeks and gums. The handle is less important. Make sure it feels comfortable in your hand. Replace your toothbrush every three months, if not more often.
We mentioned using a gentle touch. Plaque is soft and loose, so you don’t have to scrub very hard to remove it. Think of it not so much as brushing, but massaging your teeth. With that in mind you should you be able to keep that light touch.
Finally, brush for at least two minutes. If you’re running late, and are tempted to cut it short, resist. If it helps, use a stopwatch. You’ve probably got one on your smart phone.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, we want our patients to brush and floss regularly. If there’s a hiccup in your schedule and you miss a day, no worries. Just be sure to get back on track. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
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