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Are you blushing effectively on a daily basis? Due to the extreme importance of brushing your teeth, it is important to make sure you’re using adequate methods and techniques to brush effectively and safely. Typically, you should brush your teeth twice per day.

When brushing your teeth, always remember to use the proper angles at which to brush. Furthermore, make sure your brush has soft bristles and can reach all areas of your mouth to accomplish this task. Twice a day, you should brush your teeth for 2 minutes on end. Be sure to brush your gums and your tongue as well. Try to use a 45-degree angle from the gums to brush the most effectively. However, when brushing the incisors, also known as your front teeth, turn the brush vertical. In addition to brushing your teeth, always remember to floss once-daily.

Due to the nature of tooth brushing and toothpaste, it can be overly abrasive if your teeth are highly sensitive. Usually after eating, your teeth are extra sensitive, so you’ll need to avoid brushing at this time. Instead, try using alternative cleaning techniques such as using a water flosser, mouthwash, or even chewing sugarless gum.

If you would like an oral exam for poor oral hygiene treatments from Drs. Ray McKinley & Brittany McKinley-Holloway and the rest of our team here at Ray N McKinley DDS PC, please set an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Shelby Township, Michigan. We can be reached at 586-685-0880.