How to Brush in Murrells Inlet, SC

At-home dental care is essential to the health of your smile, but oftentimes, people fail to employ the right techniques when taking care of their oral health. The first step you should take when it comes to caring for your smile is brushing your teeth regularly, and that requires having a dentist recommended toothbrush and toothpaste.

You’ve likely heard the rule before: You should be brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. The two-minute rule gives the ingredients in the toothpaste time to clean while also ensuring that you are reaching every little nook and cranny within your mouth. To make sure that you are reaching everything, it’s important that you follow the right pattern of brushing.

When it comes to brushing, make sure that you are reaching all the surface areas of your teeth, including the outer facing surface, chewing surface, and the inner surface of your tongue. Brush thoroughly and then rinse.

Always brush in a circular motion. Brushing side to side can damage and scrape your gums, so focus on going more up and down in a circle than directly across. You should invest in a soft bristle toothbrush that can clean your teeth comfortably without hurting your sensitive gums. If you have especially sensitive teeth, ask your dentist which toothbrush they recommend.

You may also want to ask your dentist about any special toothpaste they may recommend for you if you have sensitive teeth or another issue that your daily routine could help address or minimize. Toothpastes for sensitive teeth are specially formulated to help reduce sensitivity to hot, cold, and certain foods, allowing you to enjoy your day with a healthier smile.

Do you have questions about how you should brush your teeth in Murrells Inlet? Give our office a call today!

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