You may be brushing quite well and using a brush that suits your needs. If this is the case, then you likely have no qualms or concerns regarding this aspect of your dental hygiene. However, if you aren’t brushing very well, or at least you’re not sure and you cannot quite say whether your brush is at its best, then there’s likely some room for improvement. Consider a quick yet complete guide of brush suggestions from your Riverside dentist!
Use Softer Bristles
If you’re using hard, firm, or medium bristles, switch to soft. If you’re already using soft, then your Riverside dentist gives you two thumbs up for a job well done!
Replace Your Brush
Even if it still looks new throughout its entire use, do not use your toothbrush for a period of longer than four months. Replacing it at least three times annually is essential.
Are you brushing hard enough to irritate your gums? Have we mentioned your gum tissue is receding? Don’t put a lot of power into it. Brush gently for the best results you can get, suggests your Riverside dentist.
Brush Longer (Or Shorter!)
Brush for two minutes (two times daily). If you’re brushing for a much longer (or shorter) period of time, change it!
Brush the front of your teeth, behind your teeth (where it faces your tongue), the sides (facing your cheeks), chewing surfaces, etc. Leave no little patch unbrushed! Brush your tongue, as well.
Angle Toward Your Gumline, Too
Your Riverside dentist reminds you to also angle your toothbrush toward your gumline at a 45-degree angle and brush along that tissue, too!
Brush Better With Our Helpful Tips
Don’t worry and assume that you need some serious education regarding brushing for improvement. Success is within reach with just a bit of helpful advice. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.