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Our dentists, Dr. Richard Mantoan, strongly encourages you to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. However, this routine isn’t effective if you don’t properly brush. So, he would like to give you the tips you need to perform the best brushing technique possible. Those tips are:

-Brush every morning and night.

-Use short and gentle strokes as you brush. You can also use a circular motion while scrubbing if desired.

-Be gentle as you brush along the gumline. This is important because the gums can become irritated if you brush too vigorously.

-Make sure to thoroughly clean the hard-to-reach teeth in your mouth. You should also thoroughly brush any dental restorations you have, like dental crowns or dental bridges.

-Do the following things as you brush:
Clean the outer surfaces of your top and then bottom teeth.
Clean the inner surfaces of your top and then bottom teeth.
Clean the chewing surfaces of every tooth.
Clean your tongue by scrubbing the surface.

-Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.

-Brush with a toothbrush that has soft bristles.

Do you have any questions about how to properly brush in Flossmoor, Illinois? If so, please reach out to Southland Smiles at 708-794-4253 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to give you the answers you need to have a top-notch brushing routine!