So you go to the dentist twice a year for your regular cleanings and exams. You avoid too much coffee, you don’t smoke, and you always drink your soda through a straw. You always brush your teeth last thing in the evening before you go to bed and first thing in the morning when you wake up. Your mouth is the picture of dental health, right?
People who brush their teeth regularly don’t always know how to brush teeth properly, and brushing alone might not be enough to give you the healthiest mouth possible. Here are a few extra tips on how to take care of your teeth and gums.
- Hold your brush diagonal to your gum line, rather than parallel or perpendicular. This increases the effectiveness of your toothbrush bristles, no matter what configuration they’re in.