Brushing your teeth regularly is the best way to protect yourself from cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. You should brush your teeth four times a day – after breakfast each morning, after you eat lunch, after dinner and a fourth time before you turn in for the night.
Brushing alone will not prevent you from getting cavities and gum disease. It is important to keep up to date with your regular dental cleanings and exams. When you come in for a cleaning, we make sure to scrape off the hard to reach plaque that builds up on your teeth.
How Long Should I Keep My Toothbrush?
Your toothbrush wears out more quickly than you might think. Even if your toothbrush still looks good, it may no longer clean your teeth the way it should. You should replace your toothbrush image of toothpaste and toothbrush every three months, so you might want to keep a reminder in your bathroom.
Picking The Right Toothbrush
Making sure you have the right toothbrush is essential to your oral health. You want to choose one that doesn't have too hard of bristles as to not injure your gums. When brushing your teeth you want to gently clean your teeth and gums as opposed to brushing too hard.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Flowery Branch Today!
If you have further questions about your at-home hygiene routine or would like to schedule your next dental exam with Dr. Reginald Booker, DDS, please call our office at (770) 531-3232. A member of our wonderful staff would be happy to recommend a toothbrush for you.