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Brushing & Flossing Explained For You

 

Sometimes we think we know what we are doing………then discover we have been doing it all wrong, for a very long time!  In most cases, you just adjust, and start fresh again!  And when it comes to brushing and flossing, the same would apply! 

 

So, take a look…….make sure you are following the American Dental Association’s recommendations for brushing and flossing your teeth:

 

Brushing:

*First things first, make sure your toothbrush fits your mouth: Big mouth?  Bigger toothbrush.  Small mouth?  Smaller toothbrush! 

*Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line/teeth

*Move the toothbrush back and forth, gently and in short strokes.  The strokes should be one tooth-wide.

*Make sure you are brushing all parts of the tooth; the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces.

*The tip of the toothbrush should be used to clean the inside surface of the front teeth, be gentle, and go up and down.

*Lastly, don’t forget the tongue!  Brushing the tongue will remove bacteria and also freshen your breath!  Dental Offices Close By Linwood NJ 08221

 

Flossing:

*Choose what type of floss you like; picks or regular dental floss.  If using regular floss, break off a piece about 18 inches long and wind it around the middle fingers on each hand.  Pull tightly, and hold it between the thumbs and forefingers.

*Use the floss and guide it between the teeth, using a gentle rubbing motion.

*When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it where it makes a C shape against one tooth—slide it into the space between the gum line and tooth.

*Bring the floss back toward the middle part of the teeth and move it up and down the side of the tooth.

*Repeat for each tooth in your mouth, and don’t stick the very back ones!  Dental Offices Close By Linwood NJ 08221

 

Everyone here at Dr. Peter Wiesel's Dental office is SUPER excited to help you with all your dental needs. We pride ourselves on providing you with outstanding service and invite you to to come see why we are the Best of 2015 in Dental Care for New Jersey! Give us a call to schedule your appointment now! Contact us at 609-927-5300.

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