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You know that brushing your teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, but you may still have questions about the correct way to brush your teeth and how to choose the right tools. That is where our dentist and team can help.

What Is the Correct Way to Brush My Teeth?

It may come as a surprise that properly brushing the teeth takes at least two minutes. Try using a stopwatch or watching a two-minute video to ensure that you brush long enough. When brushing, tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle and use short, gentle strokes. Be sure to brush all surfaces of the teeth. Brush your tongue from back to front to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

What Type of Toothbrush Is Best?

Soft-bristled toothbrushes can effectively remove plaque and debris from the teeth and are gentler on the tooth enamel than medium- or hard-bristled toothbrushes. Choose a toothbrush with a small head, as they can easily reach all areas of the mouth.

Which Type of Toothpaste Should I Use?

Choose the type of toothpaste that’s best for your specific oral health. There is a variety of toothpaste types that help with different oral health conditions. We generally suggest that you choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride.

For more information about dental hygiene in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and to schedule your next visit with Dr. Dan Clagett, contact Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at 270-769-3306 today. We look forward to helping you improve your dental hygiene!