Concord, North Carolina
970 Branchview Dr. NE Suite 110
Concord, NC 28025

Concord's Top Family Dentist Shares the Best Brushing Routine May 10, 2017

Concord, Cabarrus
Concord's Top Family Dentist Shares the Best Brushing Routine, Concord, North Carolina

Ask any dentist the best way to protect your teeth at home, and every one will say to brush twice a day and floss at least daily. Despite this commonly shared wisdom, the American Dental Association has found that nearly 30% of adults don’t brush as recommended, and many who do don’t brush long enough. To help you and your family do the best job you can, the staff from Dr. Jeffrey A. Fink Family Dentistry in Concord, NC, have developed the ideal brushing routine.

Continue reading below to learn more about this routine and begin applying it to your dental care. 

1. Choose the Right Tools

It’s crucial to brush with the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your dental needs. Children should use a soft-bristled brush for their small, tender mouths. Adults can benefit from either a soft or medium-bristled brush. Some people feel that an electric toothbrush offers a deeper clean, however, a manual toothbrush will work just fine. In addition, fluoride toothpaste helps prevent cavities and tooth decay.

2. Hold Your Brush the Right Way

dentistYour toothbrush should be held at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. This allows the bristles to cover the surface area of your teeth most efficiently.

3. Brush for Long Enough

You should brush your teeth for at least two full minutes. To ensure you hit this target, try to spend at least 30 seconds on each quadrant of your bite.

4. Floss & Rinse

If you are brushing at night before bed or after a meal during the day, it is important to include flossing. Flossing can be done before or after brushing, so long as you do a thorough job. After brushing and flossing, many dental health professionals recommend rinsing with mouthwash. This step is optional, but it will help to keep your breath fresh and free of germs.

5. Follow Up With Your Dentist

To round out your brushing routine, visit your dentist at least twice a year. During these visits, they will assess your oral health and identify any deficiencies in your brushing routine. This step is ideal for adults and children alike, even those who have undergone cosmetic dentistry procedures such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.

If you need a family dentist to assess your brushing routine, or for general services, call (704) 788-6777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fink. For information on other dental services, visit the Dr. Jeffrey A. Fink Family Dentistry website.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Dr. Jeffrey A. Fink Family Dentistry
Concord Dentist Shares 5 Tips to Recover After a Root Canal, Concord, North Carolina
Root canal treatment resolves significant issues in the sensitive pulp of your teeth, and, because of this, proper aftercare is important. The staff at Dr. Jeffrey A. Fink Family more
What You Need to Know About Crowns & Veneers, Concord, North Carolina
When you’re not happy with your smile, it’s important to know you have options. Both veneers and crowns are recommended by dentists as effective cosmetic dentistry procedures. They’ more
3 Reasons to Maintain Your Dentures, Concord, North Carolina
It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day to remove plaque, freshen your breath, and reduce the risk of tooth decay. However, even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you more
What to Expect Before, During, & After Tooth Extraction Surgery, Concord, North Carolina
While many view tooth extraction with trepidation, the procedure is not as bad as it’s commonly thought to be, especially when working with the skilled and compassionate staff more
3 Reasons You May Need to Call an Emergency Dental Service, Concord, North Carolina
Dental issues don’t adhere to your schedule—and there will be times a major one occurs outside of your dentist’s business hours. But how do you determine if you more