Brushing your teeth is not as casual as you may take it. There are recommended ways on how to hold the brush, the inclination of your toothbrush to the gum, the period you should spend brushing, and the toothbrush to use. For positive results after brushing, these recommendations should be adhered to.

Length of The Session and How Often
The recommended time on how long you should brush your teeth is 2-3 minutes according to the ADA. These few minutes are very crucial because they will determine how confident you will be among people throughout the day. It is recommended to brush or floss your teeth after every meal. This is preferably three times a day. You should give your mouth 1 hour to relax after having your meal before brushing. Brushing right after eating should be avoided because it can damage your enamel.

The Pattern
Your mouth can be divided into four parts. The left: upper and lower parts and the right: upper and lower parts.  When brushing your teeth, you should start with the one side and concentrate on the top and bottom going back and forth. Your brush should reach the inner, outer and top part of each tooth.

Toothbrush and Toothpaste
The best toothbrush should be the one that easily reaches all the corners of your mouth. The bristles of your toothbrush should be soft but firm enough to remove plaque. It is advisable to use an amount of toothpaste that is ¾ the size of an ordinary toothbrush.

When brushing your teeth, try to follow the right method for the desired results. For more professional guidance on proper brushing techniques, contact Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts. Dr. Zola Makrauer or Dr. Julie Miller can give you advice and ideas to ensure you are keeping your teeth as clean as possible.