Happy New Year from Colleyville Pediatric Dentistry. As we move into 2023, our staff couldn’t be more excited to help you start on the right foot. Are you looking to make a New Year’s resolution to improve your dental hygiene? Great idea! Taking care of your teeth is important for maintaining good health and a beautiful smile. Here are some tips on how to brush your teeth better:
Choose the right toothbrush: Look for a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head. This will help you reach all the areas of your mouth and be gentle on your gums.
Use toothpaste with fluoride: Fluoride helps to strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent cavities. Look for toothpaste that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval.
Brush for at least two minutes: Set a timer or sing a song to make sure you brush for long enough. Focus on cleaning each tooth thoroughly, including the fronts, backs, and tops.
Don’t forget to floss: Flossing helps to remove food particles and plaque that your toothbrush can’t reach. It’s important to do this at least once a day, especially before bedtime.
Replace your toothbrush every three to four months: Over time, the bristles on your toothbrush can become frayed and less effective at cleaning your teeth. Make sure to get a new toothbrush or toothbrush head when it’s time to replace it.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to healthier teeth and a brighter smile. You should also know that we at Colleyville Pediatric Dentistry love working with new patients and spreading our passion for spectacular smiles! If you feel that you need help establishing healthy habits for brushing your teeth, we are here to help. To schedule an appointment today, visit our website.