Northern Hills Dental ~ Reid Stone, DDS
Where The Quality Is Set In Stone


Dry Toothbrush?

Lady holding a large toothbrush next to over-sized teeth.

If you are going to do it, you might as well do it right.  The right toothbrushing technique is important.  You should hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, pointed towards the gum tissue.  Use a “back and forth” motion of short strokes.  If you are using a powerbrush, point the brush at a 45-degree angle and let it do the work for you.

I have two tips for brushing: First, for back teeth, close down slightly.  I know it sounds “backwards” but it will actually loosen your cheek muscles making it easier to “sneak” back there. Second, hold your brush “up and down” instead ...

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