Of course, just like with any other type of personal care, when it comes to your dental hygiene, there are some details to take into close consideration to ensure you’re doing things correctly and that the results your actions yield are the best! While you may think of brushing as such an absolutely basic part of your day that you never even considered potential nuances you might be getting right (or wrong), our Upton, MA team encourages you to rethink this. When you make sure you’ve got each and every element of your brushing down pat, you can know you’re working wonders for your oral health.

The Duration Of Your Brushing Session

We want you to remember that your dental hygiene shouldn’t take long. However, it’s also not something that you should rush or else you may not be seeing the results you want. Since you’re already brushing, you might as well give yourself the two-minute session you need in the morning and at night. Don’t shorten it or you’ll be inviting concerns like tooth decay.

The Thoroughness Of Your Cleansing

Of course, one of the main reasons you brush your teeth every day is the fact that you want to avoid cavities. Promoting your best oral health means brushing as much plaque off of your teeth as you can with each session. So, you’re going to want to remember to try your hardest to have your bristles come into contact with every available tooth surface. That way, you’re removing bacteria and truly cleansing your smile the best that you can.

The Angle Of The Brush At Your Gumline

This one’s an easy one and happens to offer very effective care for your gum health, so your dental hygiene is keeping both teeth and periodontal tissues healthy! Remember that when you brush along your gums, you should be angling the brush at 45 degrees. Easy!

The Pressure With Which You Brush

When you’re in for your next dental visit, we encourage you to ask us for help with this dental hygiene detail if you’re worried you’re using too much or too little pressure. Remember that if you use too much, you can cause tooth and gum damage. Try to be gentle yet complete, so you’re cleaning teeth but so that you aren’t stripping enamel or irritating your gums.

Brush Your Smile For Oral Health

We remind you that when you brush your smile every day, twice a day, the goal is to ensure you’re checking off some important requirements for a complete session that promotes your best smile health. To learn more, schedule a visit by calling your dentist’s office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.


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