How to Brush Your Teeth

The first rule of brushing is to make sure that you brush all of your teeth.

We are fully aware that brushing your teeth is not rocket science. In fact, you have probably been doing it on your own since you were a young child. It is still good to get a refresher every once in a while, and maybe you will actually learn something new. Frist things first, choose the right toothbrush. In an ideal world, everyone would have a great electric toothbrush with unlimited new brush heads that are the perfect hardness. Unfortunately, this is not the case. So here are some tips for making sure that your toothbrush is doing the job.

  • Don't choose a toothbrush that is too hard. A hard toothbrush can do a lot of damage.
  • Don't let your toothbrush get too old. Old toothbrushes are not only too soft most of the time, they can also gather a lot of germs over time. Replace your toothbrush every three months.

Rules for Teeth Brushing

​The first rule of brushing is to make sure that you brush all of your teeth. Some electric toothbrushes have an accompanying app that will tell you how well you covered all of your teeth, but you can also keep track of that yourself if you pay attention to what you are doing. The second rule of brushing your teeth is to use the right technique. Many people brush their teeth using a back and forth motion because it is more natural. While it is more natural, it can often miss crucial areas that need to be brushed and is typically associated with brushing too aggressively. The third rule of brushing teeth is to do it for the appropriate amount of time. We suggest always brushing for two minutes.

The second rule of brushing your teeth is to use the right technique. Many people brush their teeth using a back and forth motion because it is more natural. While it is more natural, it can often miss crucial areas that need to be brushed and is typically associated with brushing too aggressively. The third rule of brushing teeth is to do it for the appropriate amount of time. We suggest always brushing for two minutes.

The third rule of brushing teeth is to do it for the appropriate amount of time. We suggest always brushing for two minutes.

The fourth rule of brushing is to make sure that you brush frequently enough. We recommend brushing after each meal. If that is not realistic for you, at least make it every morning and evening.

The fifth rule of brushing your teeth is to make sure that you choose the right toothpaste. Make sure to choose a fluoridated toothpaste for anyone who can spit the toothpaste out after brushing. To learn more about how fluoride helps protect your teeth from decay click here.

We would love to answer any of the questions that you have about dentistry of our dental services. If you live in or around Salt Lake City, give us a call at (801) 486-3887 today! To learn more about our dental practice and our dentists, browse our website!

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Canyon Rim Dental

Dr. Sam Delahunty and the team at Canyon Rim Dental are proud to serve the community of Salt Lake City, UT, with modern, comprehensive dentistry. We offer a wide range of advanced treatments for patients of all ages. Dr. Delahunty's affiliations include: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Utah Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

You can request an appointment by filling out our online form, or by calling: (801) 486-3887.

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