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In order to have a successful and effective oral hygiene routine, you need to use the best cleaning techniques possible. To help you, Dr. Sandy Pape would like to explain a top-notch brushing technique so you can help your smile remain in top-notch condition.

The first thing you need to do is reach for your soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Next, put a strip of paste on the toothbrush bristles. You can dampen the bristles and paste by briefly running them under water.

The second thing you need to do is hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Next, move the brush back and forth with tooth-wide strokes. Make sure you clean the inner, outer, and top surfaces of every tooth in your mouth. When you clean the inside of a tooth, all you need to do is tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

The third thing you need to do is brush your tongue. You can clean your tongue by running your toothbrush over the tongue’s surface. Make sure you use long, vertical strokes to clean the entire muscle. This can kill and remove the bacteria that live on your tongue and it can freshen your breath.

Would you like to know more about brushing in Key West, Florida? If so, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team at Isle Smile! We are here to help you in any way we can, so please feel comfortable contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you!