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As you begin a new year, do not leave your optimum oral health care habits in the past. Keep your teeth healthy with safe and effective brushing techniques. Brushing your teeth is a lifetime task that must always be done to ensure your teeth remain in healthy condition. In as little as two minutes per day twice daily, you can brush your teeth and ensure you remain on the path to oral health care success for many years to come.

The proper angle to hold your toothbrush is often considered about 45-degrees to your gums. Brushing from this angle makes contact with the teeth easier and more effective, and it also promotes more brush-to-surface contact. When brushing your front teeth, position your brush vertically for maximum effectiveness.

Your brush strokes should be small and soft. Pushing too hard can cause gum irritation or could be too abrasive to your tooth enamel. Brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria and help fight against halitosis. When finished, be sure to properly store your toothbrush to prevent contamination.

Brushing alone is not enough to protect your teeth, so implement other tools for cleaning between your teeth, such as dental floss or a dentist-approved interdental cleaner. If you ever have any questions regarding your oral health care, our dentists at Family Dentistry, Inc. can assist you.

Family Dentistry, Inc. wants your teeth to shine this year. If you are interested in a professional cleaning from Drs. Haas, Haas, and Burns, please contact our office in Lebanon, Ohio, by calling us at 513-932-6991. Let us help you make your smile even better!