Don’t you love that amazing, clean feeling your teeth have just after a professional dental cleaning? If you want to learn how to brush your teeth like a pro, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s talk about how you can level up your brushing game so your teeth can feel amazing every day.
Build Good Brushing Habits
Learning how to brush your teeth like a pro can take some work, but it’s worth it to experience better results from your brushing. The best place to start is to follow your dentist’s advice.
Dentists typically recommend brushing your teeth 3 times a day or after each meal. It’s also important to brush thoroughly, which is why dentists also often recommend brushing for 2 minutes each time you brush. As you brush, mentally divide your mouth into sections: top right, top left, bottom right, bottom left. As you work through each section, take your time to make sure to brush the back, front, and top of each tooth, as well as along the gum line.
It can also be helpful to track your habits. Some electric toothbrushes have the capability to connect with smartphone apps to track your habits and technique as well as provide encouragement and feedback for improvement.
Try New Tools
If you want to get the best results, it’s important to have the right tools. Make sure that your toothpaste contains fluoride and features the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval. Look for a toothpaste with ingredients designed to target any special dental needs you have such as sensitivity, whitening, or tartar control.
Make sure that your toothbrush is also in good shape. Dentists recommend that toothbrushes be replaced every 3 months (or sooner, if the bristles show signs of wearing out). Using an electric toothbrush can also be helpful to achieve optimum results. From built-in timers to the ability to connect to smartphone apps to pressure sensors, the benefits of their many features can’t be overstated.
Get Regular Professional Cleanings
It’s important to learn how to brush your teeth like a pro, but it’s also still important to get regular professional cleanings. Even the best at-home dental care routine can miss difficult-to-reach areas. Regular dental cleanings can help to ensure that your brushing is as effective as possible.
Call our Taos Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.