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The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
The Right Way to Brush Your TeethDental care should be made one of those sacred things that every person must respect. They say that a smile says a thousand words but your yellow teeth and bad breath for sure reduces it to a penny. Have you ever noticed that while talking to you, the person standing in front of you now and then flicks his gaze towards your mouth? Well, it's probably because your teeth are distracting them and not in a good way. This could be worse than Ross getting his teeth extra whitened.

At Cooley Smiles, Aaron Cooley, DDS and Brandon Cooley, DDS recommend that you follow a simple oral hygiene routine to ensure that your pearly whites maintain their original shine. It's vital to brush your teeth at least twice a day using a brush that easily fits in your mouth and has soft bristles. Most importantly, use a fluoride toothpaste that is accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Now that you know the basics, let's take a look at how to brush your teeth:

Steps on How to Brush Your Teeth

•  Place your toothbrush in your mouth at a 45° angle
•  Move the brush gently back and forth using short strokes
•  Brush the inner surfaces, outer surfaces, and finally the chewing surfaces
•  To effectively clean the front inside surface, tilt your brush vertically and then move it up and down
•  For fresher breath, use a brush with a tongue scraper

Brush Your Teeth After Every Meal

While the ADA recommends you brush for 2 minutes, twice a day, we urge you to do it after every meal. Food often gets stuck between teeth, and overnight, it marinates in your saliva, leading to bad breath in the morning. So, give your teeth a good scrub, and you will see a huge difference in your oral hygiene.

At Cooley Smiles, Aaron Cooley, DDS or Brandon Cooley, DDS can help you create the perfect oral hygiene regime, which you can easily follow in your routine. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (425) 249-3509 today.

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Everett, WA 98208-5147

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