At-Home Dental CareTaking adequate care of your teeth requires more than a cursory pass of the toothbrush once or twice a day. Most people do not brush for the required time to remove debris. Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley recommend that you brush your teeth in a side-to-side and a circular motion for at least 2 minutes, twice a day. Proper tooth brushing should be done with a soft bristle brush in order to protect your enamel.
Brushing alone will not remove the food particles that hide between the teeth. Flossing after you brush will help remove these particles and reduce instances of decay and bad breath. You may follow flossing with an anti-cavity or antiseptic mouthwash, allowing you to enjoy fresher breath and healthier teeth throughout the day.
For more information on proper at-home care for maintaining your teeth, contact our Everett, WA office today at (425) 249-3509.