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Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. However, it’s only helpful if you use the best tools and the proper techniques. So, today our team of doctors and our entire dental team at Morrison Dental Group in Chincoteague, VA want to ensure you have the best brushing routine possible so you can have a clean, pristine, and healthy smile. We would like to help you by giving you the instructions you need.

To begin, grab your soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that have been approved by the ADA (American Dental Association). Then, place a pea-sized amount of paste on your brush and then hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gumline. Now, remember: it’s important to be gentle along the gumline as you brush.

Now, start scrubbing one tooth at a time using circular motions. First, clean the outside surface of the tooth. Then, move to the chewing surface. You can use back-and-forth motions to clean this surface. Finally, clean the inside of the tooth by tipping the brush vertically and using the top bristles to clean the enamel.

When you’re done brushing, clean your tongue. This can help you remove the bacteria from its surface and freshen your breath. Lastly, spit the toothpaste out of your mouth (preferably into the sink), rinse your brush with water, and then rinse your mouth.

For more information on the proper brushing technique in Chincoteague, VA, or Eastern Shore, VA, please call 757-336-1260 and schedule an appointment. Our dental team will be more than happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and give you tips regarding your specific teeth and gums. We look forward to hearing from you!