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Do you have questions about brushing? If so, it’s best to find the answers so you can properly and effectively clean your smile each day. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Matthew Tuft, is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about brushing.

Why do I need to brush my teeth?

You need to brush your teeth because it removes the plaque on your smile. Plaque is a white, sticky, hard-to-see film that clings to the teeth and promotes gum disease and tooth decay. If you don’t remove it regularly, your smile could be in danger.

How often should I brush my teeth?

You should brush your teeth every morning and every night.

How should I brush my teeth?

It’s recommended to brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time. When you brush, hold the hygiene tool at a 45-degree angle to the gumline. Then, use a circular motion to thoroughly scrub each tooth. When you brush the backs of the teeth, tilt the brush vertically and scrub up and down. Make sure to clean the front, back, and top surfaces of each tooth.

If you have additional questions about brushing that weren’t included in this blog, or if you would like more information and details, please contact Copperstone Dental at 208•376•5499. Our dental team will be more than happy to teach you more about brushing in Meridian, Idaho!