Most patients would be surprised to know that they aren’t brushing correctly. Incorrectly brushing your teeth can cause a lot of damage to your tooth enamel. It can also lead to missing debris and food particles while brushing, which can lead to the development of cavities, plaque buildup, and tooth decay Bradenton, FL dentist Dr. Nish Patel believes that each patient should be equipped with the tools to make sure they are practicing excellent oral health practice at home. At Manatee Advanced Dentistry, we value our patients and believe patient education is one of the best ways to help keep their smiles bright and healthy.
The Importance of Correctly Brushing Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth helps get rid of debris and food particles that accumulate in the mouth during the day. Family dentist Dr. Patel recommends brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. It is important to replace your toothbrush every few months to make sure your brush isn’t too worn down to remove debris from your mouth. We have included a short video from the ADA on how to correctly brush your teeth:
Benefits of Correctly Brushing Your Teeth
Some may say that the benefits of brushing your teeth should be obvious. We understand that no one wants smelly breath. However, brushing your teeth regularly and correctly has even greater benefits for your overall oral health. It is an excellent preventive care method because most dentists believe preventive care starts at home.
Properly brushing your teeth can help remove plaque from your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay. Tooth decay infects your tooth, leaving you with tooth sensitivity, bad breath, and the complex dental problems that come with it. Properly brushing your teeth can also minimize your chance of developing gum disease. It is important to pair brushing with flossing as well. Flossing helps reach the places that your toothbrush cannot. Properly and regularly brushing can help keep your teeth shiny and white. Overall, brushing is an important part of your oral health routine and learning how to brush properly can make a world of a difference to your smile.