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It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day. This task can help you eliminate the plaque and food particles from your smile and also help you prevent dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Even though brushing might seem simple and easy, many people make brushing mistakes. To help you avoid doing so, Dr. Philippe Athuil would like to teach you how to properly brush.

First, choose the right oral hygiene tools to clean your smile. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits the size and shape of your mouth. These characteristics can help you thoroughly clean your teeth as well as care for your gums and they can also help your brush reach every space in your mouth. It’s also best to use fluoride toothpaste while you scrub your teeth.

Second, brush for the appropriate amount of time each day. It’s recommended to brush for two minutes twice each day. Brushing less than this can make your smile vulnerable to dental issues. Brushing more than this can cause damage to your teeth and gums. So, brushing two minutes twice a day is the way to go. If necessary, set a timer so you know how long to scrub.

Third, take care of your toothbrush. If you care for your brush, it will care for you. It’s best to rinse it with water after you are done using it. Then, place it upright in a toothbrush holder so it can dry. Make sure you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when the bristles fray.

If you have any questions on tooth brushing in Beverly Hills, California, please call our office today at 310-286-2241. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers you need so you can avoid tooth brushing mistakes!