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Am I Brushing My Teeth Correctly?

Well, are you? Read on and see! Thanks for visiting Texarkana Endodontics.

For most of us, brushing our teeth is one of those routine things we do without thinking much about it. As it turns out, how you do it—whether you floss before or after, rinse your mouth out, and how you brush—matters as well. Here's how to get the maximum benefit from each brush.

Brushing your teeth and flossing is always better than not doing it, but doing it right might take a couple subtle changes to your routine.

How and When to Brush Your Teeth for Maximum Dental Care

Common sense would tell you that brushing your teeth after eating breakfast is good, because you clean off all the gunk from your meal, right?…

First off, as we've pointed out before, the best time to brush your teeth actually depends on what you're eating. In most cases, it's good to brush your teeth after you eat because that's the best time to clean away all that sugar or starch that damages your teeth. However, in some cases—usually with acidic foods like orange juice—it's actually best to wait a little while before brushing.

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Topics: Brushing habits, Flossing, Oral Health