Are you brushing your teeth properly?

brushing your teeth

Without a doubt, you have been brushing your teeth for years. But are you brushing your teeth the right way?

As professional dentists there are nine steps we suggest when brushing your teeth: 

1/ Use a soft bristle toothbrush.

2/ Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste of fluoride. 

3/ Listen to your fav song music and brush for the duration of a song you like – feel free to groove along (though be careful not to poke yourself!).

4/ Tilt your brush at a 45-degree angle.

5/ Brush gently in a circle or if you have an electric toothbrush hold it on each tooth for 3 seconds.

6/ Brush all areas of your mouth inside or the back of your teeth, outside and the chewing surfaces. 

7/ Brush up and down to reach the back of your front teeth as they are often overlooked.

8/ Finish by brushing your tongue.

9/ Repeat these steps twice a day to maintain your teeth.

Reasons to brush your teeth

Without a doubt, the number one reason to brush your teeth is to keep them in good shape. Not to mention, brushing your teeth removes food and plaque. Brushing your teeth regularly also has other benefits such as fresh breath, preventing gum disease, and keeping all your teeth when you get old. Flossing is also important for your oral health, but that’s another article in itself!

Dental check-ups

Regular brushing is great, but to maintain good oral health, you also need regular dental check-ups. The Australian Dental Association recommends a routine dental check-up every six to 12 months. Regular dental check-ups keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. 

Book a dental visit in Penrith

If you want to ensure your teeth are healthy and get an Insta-worthy smile, it’s important that you brush twice a day. That means if you eat sugary foods in the morning like cereal or oatmeal, make sure to brush after so the sugar doesn’t stick around on your teeth all day long. When was the last time someone took care of your teeth? Book an appointment with your Penrith dentist today! We offer affordable dental services for every budget including cosmetic dentistry treatments. Contact our team of friendly, approachable dentists on (02) 4726 5400.