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Avoid oral health care letdowns by keeping your tooth brushing tactics at their best. The more effort you put into caring and maintaining your teeth and gums, the less you have for developing tooth decay or cavities. Brush your teeth twice daily and for at least two minutes per session. Brushing should never be neglected nor should taking your time to brush all sides and corners of your teeth.

The proper angle to hold your toothbrush is often considered about 45-degrees to your gums. Brushing from this angle makes contact with the teeth easier and more effective, and it also promotes more brush-to-surface contact. When brushing your front teeth, position your brush vertically for maximum effectiveness.

Your brush strokes should be small and soft. Pushing too hard can cause gum irritation or could be too abrasive to your tooth enamel. Brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria and help fight against halitosis. When finished, be sure to properly store your toothbrush to prevent contamination.

Brushing alone is not enough to protect your teeth, so implement other tools for cleaning between your teeth, such as dental floss or a dentist-approved interdental cleaner. If you ever have any questions regarding your oral health care, our dentists at Hudson Dental Care can assist you.

Hudson Dental Care wants your teeth to shine this year. If you are interested in a professional cleaning from Dr. Vivian Hudson, please contact our office in Smyrna, Georgia, by calling us at 770-438-1520. Let us help you make your smile even better!