Tooth brushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”

After getting braces, one of the biggest challenges our patients face is learning how to brush properly. With Invisalign, some of the common problems that occur for tooth brushing with braces are eliminated since the aligners can be removed from the teeth. Here is the appropriate method for tooth brushing.

Brush After Every Meal and Snack

One of the greatest mistakes people make with their teeth is skipping tooth brushing. Those who eat away from home should make sure to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste along that can be used following each meal and snack.

Use a Gentle, Circular Motion

It is not necessary to use much pressure to remove food particles and tartar. Always use a light touch, and brush teeth with a small circular motion while ensuring that each part of the tooth surface is reached. This will help to cut down on tooth sensitivity while preserving the enamel.

Focus on Hitting Every Tooth

During tooth brushing, it is necessary to begin on one side of the mouth and slowly work your way to the other side. While doing so, focus on hitting the backs of the teeth because those are frequently missed.

Brush for at Least Two Minutes

When it comes to brushing your teeth with braces, the longer you spend brushing, the better. Many people rush through their toothbrushing routine and never fully remove all of the tartar. Aim to brush for at least two minutes. Singing the Happy Birthday song three times is one way to count down, or you can set a timer to ensure you reach your goal.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

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