There are lots of ways you might unintentionally be convincing yourself that you’re doing a stellar job with your brushing habits. However, in reality, you may be missing a step or two (or three), which can cause some confusion. You’re under the impression that your dental hygiene deserves an A+ but you may end up discovering you have a cavity or gingivitis. So, to save you the heartache of such disappointment, our Austin, MN team offers you a quick review to ensure that in addition to flossing (and scheduling visits with us), you’re doing all you need to do in terms of effective brushing!
Are You Brushing Frequently Enough?
During a checkup with our team, feel free to ask us about the basic details associated with your dental hygiene, so we may review them with you! It’s the simple stuff that’s often the most significant. For example, we ask: Are you brushing often enough throughout the day? If you’re just brushing once, it’s not enough. If you’re brushing five times, that’s overkill! You really just need to brush in the morning and then again in the evening for a total of two sessions a day!
Are You Brushing Completely?
You might be brushing just the right amount of times for optimal dental hygiene but are you doing a very good job? Or, would you say that you feel like as long as you’ve put a brush with toothpaste into your mouth for a little while, you figure you’re doing well enough? If you want to prevent tooth decay and everything else that comes with plaque and tartar, then remember: Brush your entire smile, giving time to each tooth and each surface. This should take two minutes every session.
Are You Brushing Gently?
How’s the pressure level when you brush your teeth? An often overlooked by extremely important factor in dental hygiene is making sure you’re aware of the force you use. If you’re gentle, then you’re doing it right. If you’re not, then you might cause problems for your oral health. This is easy to improve!
Are You Feeling Confident Or Do You Have Questions?
Do you have questions? Let us know. Part of developing excellent habits with dental hygiene is asking for help when you need it.
Brush Better With Help From Our Team
Feel free to contact us as soon as you are ready for your next dental checkup and to remember to ask about dental hygiene when we see you. Feeling informed and educated on hygiene details will help you maintain oral health! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.