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The Best Tooth-Brushing Technique to Clean Your Smile

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Your teeth are strong bones that help you eat, talk, and even smile. However, they aren’t indestructible. This is why Dr. Daniel McKay, DDS and our dental team encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums by keeping up on oral hygiene. Today, we would like to tell you about a top-notch brushing routine so you can adjust your techniques and achieve the strong oral health you deserve.

The first thing you need to do is grab your soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Put a strip of paste on the toothbrush bristles and briefly run the brush under water.

The second thing you need to do is hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and then stroke the brush back and forth along the entire tooth. Make sure you clean the inner, outer, and top surfaces of each tooth in your smile. When you clean the inside of a tooth, it might seem difficult, but all you need to do is tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

The third thing you need to do is brush your tongue after you’ve brushed your teeth. You can do so by running the bristles over the tongue’s surface. Use long, vertical strokes as you clean the entire muscle. This can wash the bacteria from your tongue away and freshen your breath.

To learn more about brushing in Seattle, Washington, or if you need help scrubbing your chompers, please remember that you can always call McKay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry at . Our dental team is happy to talk to you and teach you all about oral hygiene!

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Written by Daniel McKay, DDS

Dr. McKay is the dentist for the Seattle University athletics department. He is also a proud fellow of the International Dental Implant Association. Since 1993, Dr. McKay has established himself as one of the finest dentists in Seattle with praise from his patients and respect from his colleagues.

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