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Your smile deserves to be properly cared for. Unfortunately, it’s quite easy to use improper oral hygiene techniques when cleaning the teeth and gums. This can irritate and even harm the smile. So, to help you give your smile the care it deserves, Dr. Tim Woodruff and our dental team have the proper brushing techniques for you.

To begin, grab your soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s best if these products have been approved by the American Dental Association. Then, put the recommended amount of toothpaste on the brush and begin brushing.

Make sure to hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to the gumline and clean each tooth in your smile. First, clean the outside surface of the tooth with a circular motion. Then, clean the chewing surface with a back-and-forth motion. Finally, clean the inside of the tooth with the top bristles on the toothbrush.

When you’re done brushing your teeth, brush your tongue. This can help you remove the bacteria from your mouth and also freshen your breath. Then, to conclude the routine, you should spit the toothpaste into the sink, rinse your brush, and then rinse your mouth. Finally, place your toothbrush in an upright position in an area where it can air dry.

Call Woodruff Family Dental at 870-972-8190 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to properly brush in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The more you know, the better, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!