If you have any issues with your oral health care that need to be treated, it can often be linked to issues with your oral hygiene. If for any reason you are not brushing adequately enough, you may find yourself at an increased risk for several forms of oral health ailments. It’s always a good idea to inspect your tooth brushing techniques every once in a while to determine what you can do to improve your skills.
Due to several oral health risks that often arise due to the products we use, it is important to make sure that your brush is effective as needed. Not only should your brush be durable enough to last for 3 to 4 months and replace it as needed, but it is also essential to be using the brush properly. Ideally, you should brush at a 45-degree angle gently and softly twice every day. An ideal session should last approximately 20 minutes. Make sure to clean all areas on each side of a tooth.
You should always use gentle and slow strokes when cleaning your teeth. Furthermore, your tongue will need to be cleaned as well. If you choose not to use a toothbrush, a tongue scraper can work as well. Because you won’t be able to clean between your teeth with a toothbrush, interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss will be required to clean the areas between teeth.
Dr. Steven Sachs and our team at Sachs Family Dental are here to enhance your smile if additional oral health care treatments are needed. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Orem, Utah, please call us at 801-225-4701.