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Brushing your teeth is a simple step to do each day. Brushing your teeth removes the plaque buildup and potential cavities from destroying them. However, if you are not brushing correctly, you could be spreading bacteria causing more harm to your smile.

Our dentist, Dr. Jennifer Ortega with Jennifer Ortega DMD in Winter Park, Florida, is happy to help you understand the best techniques to taking care of your teeth as you brush each day.

Here are the proper techniques for brushing your teeth:

-You should be brushing all sides of every tooth twice every day.

-Do not brush your teeth after eating, as your teeth could be sensitive and prone to dental abrasion.

-Stay away from toothbrush products that have hard bristles.

-Use toothbrush tools and toothpaste that have been approved by your dentist and are considered safe for use.

-Make sure your toothbrush is still functioning correctly and has not been contaminated. If any damage has occurred to your toothbrush, replace it immediately.

-Use gentle strokes to clean the surface area of your teeth. Never press too hard, or you could end up damaging your tooth enamel.

These techniques for brushing your teeth are designed to help you each day keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you ignore your oral health, you could risk losing your teeth and suffering from gum disease. If you are in need of a dentist, please call us today at 407-645-3636 to make an appointment.