In today’s post, let’s explore some information about brushing and dental health in Hereford. One key to getting the full benefits out of toothpaste is to brush properly until you see foam start to appear.
Working up a good foam is attained by wetting your toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming aids in dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around in your mouth to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.
We should also mention that soft toothbrushes are ideal for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put dental health in Hereford at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing a patient may experience tooth pain, increased build-up and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in severe cases, tooth loss.
When toothpaste has been rubbed around all the surfaces of your teeth in your mouth, the fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization. This takes time so make sure you brush for at least 2-3 minutes. Additionally, remember that flossing is vital to dental health in Hereford and gives you healthy, pain-free teeth for years and years to come.
At Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS, we are passionate about dental education and confident smiles for all of our patients. Dr. Craig Longenecker has been serving Monkton area families since 1998. Contact us at 410-357-0099 or visit our website. Lastly, ask us about our dental financing options and accepted insurance companies. We offer services such as dental implants, TMJ treatment, and restorative dentistry. Make sure to brush your teeth well until we see you next. It will be worth every foamy second!