A Few Facts on Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth

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You know that brushing and flossing your teeth are both important, but do you know which should come first? Would you be surprised to learn that the order doesn’t really matter? In reality, it’s far more important that you brush and floss properly.

You see, many people don’t know everything they could about brushing—or about why brushing is as important as it is. For instance, you should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day. Similarly, please remember to put your toothbrush in a different place after you brush. You should also remember to brush in a circular motion to remove as much plaque as possible. If you don’t remove plaque, it could become tartar—which could lead to a number of problems.

However, while knowing proper brushing technique is important, you’ll also need to know how to floss correctly. For example, did you know that you’ll need to use at least a foot and a half long piece of floss each time? You should also remember to floss each tooth with a different part of floss to stop bacteria from spreading in your mouth. You should also remember to move your floss up and down, rather than back and forth. Finally, please remember to floss gently. Otherwise, you could accidentally damage your gums.

If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to floss and brush your teeth properly, we invite you to contact Stephen Huber at 913-543-3751. Dr. Stephen Huber and our team will be happy to answer any question you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.