Havasu Dentist: Are you thinking about brushing?

Brushing our teeth in the morning and evening is so engrained in our routine that we may not think while we brush. Though it may be muscle memory to brush our teeth, it’s important to pay attention to how we brush each time to ensure we’re doing a good job.

When brushing your teeth, it is good practice to be conscious of where your toothbrush has been, needs to go, and for how long you have been brushing. Good technique includes brushing softly in circles that reach all surfaces of your tooth and the surrounding gums. The front, top, back, and end of each tooth should be reached while brushing. To thoroughly clean the mouth, add flossing and rinsing with mouthwash to reach areas that the toothbrush cannot. At least 2 minutes of brushing is needed to effectively remove bacteria.

A thorough, conscious brushing will leave your mouth fresh and healthy. Read about bad brushing habits and how to fix them on our blog https://www.serenityhavasu.com/blog/.