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If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. You also need to visit Dr. Lin Wong twice a year for a dental checkup. Today, our dental team would like to focus on the proper brushing technique so you can properly clean your teeth and gums each day.

When you begin, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also best if these tools have been approved by the American Dental Association. Then, put a small amount of paste on the toothbrush bristles and then hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to the gumline.

Now, start brushing your smile by moving the brush in circular motions. Clean one tooth at a time and begin by cleaning the front surface of the tooth. Then, move to the chewing surface. Scrub this surface by moving the brush back and forth. Finally, clean the inside of the tooth by tilting the brush vertically and using the top bristles to scrub the enamel. Make sure you clean each tooth.

When you brush, be gentle along the gumline. If you’re not careful, your toothbrush could irritate and even harm the gums. When you’re done brushing, scrub your tongue (this will remove the bacteria and freshen your breath), spit the paste into the sink, rinse your brush, and then rinse your mouth.

Would you like to know more about the proper brushing technique in Covina, California? If so, call Wong Dental at your earliest convenience. When you dial 626-709-3332, our dental team will be excited to assist you!