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You may have heard this, but it’s worth saying again here: brushing your teeth is the most powerful method to improve your dental health and thwart the advance of dental erosion and sickness. For the greatest results, it’s important to practice the best technique when tooth-brushing. The following are a few pieces of advice to help make you a master tooth-brusher:

-Brush for at least 120 seconds! This may sound easy, but most people don’t brush for this much time. (One-hundred-and-twenty seconds is longer than you might believe!) To ensure you’re brushing for at least two minutes per session, try timing your tooth-brushing with a watch or timer.

-Brush twice a day. While brushing once is good, you should be brushing at least twice daily to see the best outcomes. Just like you don’t want bacteria resting on your teeth all night, you shouldn’t want bacteria eating away at your teeth during the daytime.

-Brush the outer-upper, then outer-lower, then inner-upper, and then the inner-lower teeth in order. Ensuring that you brush in this way will help you get every spot of your teeth your toothbrush can reach, and it’s fine-tuned to help you push out bacteria and debris efficiently.

If you’d like a few tips on brushing your teeth, give our Lansing, Michigan, office a call at 517-323-7926 and schedule a checkup. Our doctor, Dr. Mark DeWitt, and our whole team will be happy to help you learn to brush effectively.