You are going to brush your teeth two times a day every day, if you are planning on following the general guidelines set forth for a healthy smile! Now, whether you are completely hitting the target with the way that you brush every time you work through your dental hygiene session, well, that happens to be just as important as the frequency! If you’re missing spots, leaving plaque and debris behind, and more, then you’re putting in the time but you’re missing out on much of the benefits of this preventive care method. So, your Moreno Valley dentist would like to share some potential mishaps you don’t even realize are happening as you brush. Ready for help? Our Moreno Valley, CA practice is here to guide you.

You’re Brushing What Everyone Can See (Only)

What are you brushing exactly? If we were to ask you if you’re brushing your entire smile, would you immediately nod your head? Or, would you have to admit that you’re definitely spending most of your time focused on a particular part of your smile? Don’t forget: If you want to keep your mouth healthy, you need to brush it all, says your Moreno Valley dentist.

You’re Missing Very Back Teeth

About that whole “brush it all” thing: This means brushing your very back teeth, too. Whether you have wisdom teeth that have grown in successfully or not, remember that there are teeth way back there. They require brushing and flossing! If you have trouble reaching them, let your Moreno Valley dentist know, so you can avoid problems like decay.

You’re Rushing

If you’re blazing through your smile at lightning speed as you brush, your Moreno Valley dentist guesses you could probably be doing a better job. That’s because no matter what, it’s going to take about two minutes to truly cleanse all tissue. Slow down for better results.

You’re Using A Brush That’s Not Right For You

Allow our team to offer one more morsel of guidance with the following suggestion: Make sure the brush that you have in hand during each brushing session is one that’s actually to your benefit. It should be approved by the ADA (American Dental Association), have soft bristles, and be something you can brush all surfaces with (with ease).

Learn More About Better Brushing Habits From Our Team

If you think you’re almost on track with brushing but you could use some tips, we encourage you to ask us for some helpful hygiene advice! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, 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.