Brushing tips you shouldn’t forget!

Yes, it’s true. You brush your teeth every day, and you’ve done it for a long, long time. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement!

Here are some easy tooth brushing tips to incorporate into your daily routine.

Individually brush each tooth

Try paying attention to each tooth and brush in small circular strokes. Be sure to target the insides of your teeth and the gum line, as often these spots are ignored!

Don’t forget your gums and tongue.

When brushing your teeth, pay attention to your gums and tongue, as both are important for oral health. Your tongue is a perfect breeding spot for bacteria in your mouth, which can later affect your teeth and cause bad breath!

Keep your toothbrush clean.

The way you store your toothbrush matters! Don’t just throw it in a drawer where it can gather bacteria and mold. Store it upright and let it air out between brushes.

Pay attention to the time.

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. Next time you brush your teeth, start a stopwatch and see how close you get to two minutes!

Don’t skip flossing.

It may not be a “brushing” technique, but flossing is as important as brushing your teeth! If you haven’t flossed in a while, try flossing a few times a week and work towards daily flossing.

The best way to step up your oral hygiene routine is through regular visits to the dentist! Call us at (573) 243-5200 or stop by Jackson Dental’s office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo., to schedule your visit.