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Are you brushing your teeth as well as you should be? Is there anything you’re doing or not doing that can potentially affect your oral health? The truth is, there are often many things that we forget or techniques we are not employing that can impair your oral health.

If you would like your toothbrush to work effectively, make sure you’re using the right techniques. Tooth brushing techniques are easy to practice but can be difficult to master. Try to find a fine balance between gentle strokes and hitting the right angle for removing plaque buildup. Ideally, you should brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle except for your front teeth, which should be cleaned by turning your brush vertical.

It is important to make sure you’re cleaning all areas of your mouth, so be sure to brush your tongue as well. As an alternative, you can use a tongue scraper to keep your breath fresh and your tongue free of bacteria. Also, be aware that tooth decay can lead to plaque buildup in areas that your toothbrush cannot reach. Thus, use dental floss or a proven interdental cleaning tool to clean areas that your brush cannot reach.

The time is now to enhance your smile with optimum oral health care from Dr. Marianne Morelli and our team at our dentist office in Brookfield, Connecticut. Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC wants your smile to shine, so call us at 203.775.6167 to book an appointment.