Toothpaste: There are specially-formulated toothpastes for sensitive teeth, teeth whitening, and other specific tasks–talk with your dentist to see which toothpaste is best for your oral health needs.
45* Angle: Place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gums, and make short, gentle, back-and-forth strokes. These should be about tooth-wide. To clean the inner surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush at a steep vertical angle and execute multiple up-and-down strokes. Remember, a soft touch is all that’s needed! Brushing too hard can damage your enamel, your gums, and your toothbrush.
2×2: Brush for two minutes, twice a day. If you are just getting back in the habit, try playing a favorite song, or setting a timer. The habit gets easier with consistency, and the payoff is huge!
Remember, proper brushing is a lifelong healthy habit! For more tips on preventative oral hygiene techniques, contact Madden Dental at (713) 667-8080. We look forward to hearing from you.