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When it comes to effectively brushing your teeth to improve your oral health, there is more to the process than lifting the toothbrush to your teeth and gently scrubbing for a few minutes. We offer a few tooth brushing tips to enhance your brushing technique in any areas that may need attention.

First, make sure you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a firm grip and a brush head about an inch long that can fit all the areas of your smile. These characteristics of a good toothbrush help it to improve the quality of your teeth and gums.

Second, keep your toothbrush remains in good shape so that it continues to properly clean your smile. Any toothbrush should be replaced every four months–or sooner if the bristles start looking frayed and worn or are falling out.

Third, using a fluoride toothpaste can improve the quality of your tooth enamel so that it can resist bacteria and acid that cause tooth decay. We encourage you to look for products that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance because this Seal that the product was researched thoroughly and is proven to be effective and safe for your use.

For more information about tooth brushing and to speak with the dentist about how you can develop effective tooth brushing techniques in Garland, Texas, contact Bart Deering DDS at 972-271-4545 today for an appointment with Dr. Bart Deering.