Do you know if you’re brushing correctly? If you’re nodding your head yes because you feel confident about your dental hygiene, our Celina, TX team has something to say to you: You might not be doing it right! Rather than feel mildly irked by this suggestion or immediately insist that you are, we suggest you simply consider the reasons we bring this up. In many cases, patients are so very close to doing a wonderful job but they’re just missing one little detail that leaves room for error and consequences. Work your way through possible areas to work on to find out if you’re right on track or soon to be there!
Are You Brushing Absolutely Everything?
Ask us about brushing during your next checkup and what you should brush and the answer will be all available tooth surfaces (and along your gumline, too). While you may think that you’re brushing everything, we challenge you to think this through. Are you sure? When you hit every single surface, you’re on track.
Are You Brushing For The Right Amount Of Time?
We remind you that in order to brush thoroughly, so that you remove all of the plaque and debris that you can, in order to avoid problems like cavities, you can’t just estimate your brush time. Instead, it’s essential that your brushing lasts two minutes. Any shorter and you’ll probably leave some plaque behind. Too much longer and you run the risk of irritating your oral tissues during dental hygiene. Time yourself! It’s worth it.
Are You Brushing Very Gently?
We hope you know that approaching dental hygiene with a ton of strength, force, and power isn’t the way to go. However, if you think that this is the best approach, don’t worry, this is a common misconception. Instead, good results rely on gentle cleansing, so think it through!
Are You Brushing Twice, No Matter What?
Are you brushing in the morning and then again at night? If not morning and night (maybe you have a unique schedule) are you remembering that you must practice dental hygiene twice a day? If so, then give yourself a pat on the back. If not, remember that this is key to your oral health!
Are You Brushing At A 45-Degree Angle (Gums Only)?
Remember that as you brush along your gumline, you should hold your brush head at a 45-degree angle toward that gumline. It makes for effective plaque removal!
Check In On Your Smile Habits
When you have been doing the same thing over and over that you think is beneficial for your smile but you keep ending up falling short of excellent oral health, check in with us in regard to dental habit help! Schedule your appointment in Celina, TX today by contacting Nielsen Dental Studio at 214-851-4440. We gladly treat patients from Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities.