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Brushing your teeth is pretty simple, right? Toothpaste on brush, brush to mouth, scrub, done. Right? Actually, brushing effectively is more complicated than that. It’s important to know the right way to brush your teeth so you can protect your oral health from bacteria that can lead to cavities and tooth erosion. Dr. Bradley Dyer amassed some tips for you so you can brush more effectively:

-When brushing, tilt the toothbrush head to a 45-degree tilt against your gums, and then roll the brush away in an outward motion. Removing food remnants is key to upholding robust oral health; when debris stay between your teeth, they harbor cavity-causing bacteria and acids. Use this technique to brush away debris.

-Sweep both the outsides and the insides of your teeth, and also brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Ensuring that you hit each spot of your teeth can be difficult, so brush in this order to make sure you’re scrubbing every area of them. Utilize the sweeping motion to brush each tooth.

-Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue can help freshen your breath, but it also removes harmful bacteria from your mouth. A brushing benefit that upholds your oral health and also ups your social game? Cool!

If you’d like to learn more about right way to brush your teeth, please give our Sevierville, Tennessee, office a call at 865-453-2731. Everyone at our dental office wants you to have the greatest teeth and sunniest smile you can! We’ll see you soon!