Brushing Tips
Posted on 05/19/2022
Woman brushing teeth

We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but are we doing it correctly? Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast! There are actually some best practices to keep in mind when brushing those pearly whites. We’ve got you covered with what is best for your teeth to help keep cavities away.

Proper Brushing Habits

  • Use a 45-degree angle and a light grip while holding the toothbrush to avoid heavy pressure when brushing.
  • Use short, side to side or small circle strokes. No need to cover your whole mouth in one stroke!
  • Gently cover all areas. A gentle touch helps prevent wear and tear on your enamel.
  • Brush at least twice a day, especially after eating or drinking something acidic (like citrus or soda).
  • Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. A trick to remember- switch out on the first day of each season.
  • Brush for a full 2 minutes. A helpful trick: say the alphabet while brushing a certain section, move to the next section after you hit Z.
  • Allow your toothbrush to air dry.
  • Store your toothbrush in the medicine cabinet.
  • We recommend using an electric toothbrush.

And there we have it! Some easy practices to keep that perfect smile. Remember: Brushing is only 4 minutes out of the day, so why not make it the best 4 minutes of the day!