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In order to keep your smile operating at its peak condition, you need to make sure that your oral health care routines are being done safely and effectively. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with optimum cleaning tools and with the correct techniques. 

When selecting a toothbrush, always look for a brush that has soft bristles that will not easily fry or wear down. In addition, if the brushes are too hard, they will cause dental erosion. Also, make sure your brush can fit in all areas and corners of your mouth. Be aware that your brush will need to be replaced every 3 to 4 months or sooner if necessary.

When brushing your teeth, always strive for a 45-degree angle, except for the front teeth, at which point you should turn your brush vertical. Be sure to clean on all sides of a tooth and use small strokes to ensure all bacteria is removed. Remember, your brush will not be able to actually clean between teeth so an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will need to be used.

Don’t forget, it is important to always visit your dentist every 6 months for routine oral exams and professional cleanings to ensure your oral health care treatments are producing the intended results.

To make sure your oral health remains in peak condition, please schedule an appointment with Planet Dental at our office in Laredo, Texas by calling us at 956-242-4245. Our team will make sure you receive the smile makeover treatment your smile requires.