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One of the most important daily habits you can develop is brushing your teeth. It’s the best way to protect your oral health and keep from developing gum disease or tooth decay. However, we usually complete our habits without giving it much thought to what we are doing. This makes it easy to develop bad habits while brushing. This is why it’s a good idea to read up on brushing techniques every so often.

The technique you use is important. Avoid going side to side making wide strokes while brushing. This is dangerous to your gums, and can potentially damage them. The best way to brush is to hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and make small circular motions while gently brushing your teeth. To keep from developing bad habits, it’s a good idea to switch up where you begin brushing every so often.

Each time you brush, you should aim to do so for at least two minutes. Most people only spend less than a minute, and their brushing isn’t nearly as effective. Develop good habits and spend the right amount of time to ensure you have a healthy smile for years to come.

When it comes to toothpaste, try to avoid whitening toothpaste as they contain materials that can be bad for your teeth. Your dentist recommends using a normal fluoride based toothpaste. You can speak with Dr. Brian Miller about whitening products.

For any questions about brushing techniques, give Miller Family Dental a call in Houston, Texas, today. You can reach us at 281.225.4966. We look forward to helping you!