Posted .

One of the most important tasks you can have for taking care of your smile includes brushing your teeth correctly. Although it is a task we should be doing twice every day, many individuals find themselves not brushing correctly or adequately enough. Furthermore, it is important to make sure you are using safe and reliable products here in Midlothian, VA.

Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice every day at least 2 to 3 minutes per session. The angle at which you hold your brush is important, so try to angle your brush at a 45-degree angle so it can adequately brush away any debris that may be lingering on your teeth. However, you should turn your brush vertical when brushing your front teeth.

Oftentimes, individuals forget to clean their tongue as well. Your tongue can harbor several forms of bacteria which can increase your risk for several health ailments. To clean your tongue, brush it along with your teeth twice daily or use a tongue scraper.

You won’t be able to clean between your teeth with a brush alone. Instead, interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss will be needed. Only with a balanced system of brushing and flossing daily can you adequately make sure your mouth is clean and free of debris.

For more information about tooth brushing techniques from Morrison Dental Group, contact us at our dentist office in Midlothian, VA. Our number is 804-639-7500. Our entire team looks forward to your visit.