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Brushing your teeth is pretty simple, right? Toothpaste squeeze to brush, brush in mouth, scrub, done. Right? In reality, brushing effectively is a little more complicated than that. It’s important to understand the right way to brush so you can protect your oral health from bacteria that result in cavities and tooth erosion. Dr. Jade Cherrington amassed a few tips for you so you can brush more effectively:

-When tooth-brushing, angle the toothbrush head to a 45-degree angle against your gums and then roll the brush away in an outward motion. Getting rid of food remnants is critical to sustaining robust oral health; when debris stays between your teeth, they harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Use this technique to brush away debris.

-Brush the outside and the inside of your teeth, and also brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Ensuring that you hit every part of your teeth can be tricky, so brush in this order to ensure you’re scrubbing every spot of them. Utilize the brushing motion to brush each tooth.

-Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue can help you freshen your breath, but it also gets rid of bacteria from your oral cavity. A brushing benefit that upholds your oral health and also ups your social game? Cool!

If you’d like to learn more about right method to brush teeth, please give our Redmond, Oregon, office a call at 541-699-4200. Everyone at Rimrock Dental of Redmond wants you to have the greatest teeth and sunniest smile you can! We’ll see you soon!