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When was the last time you sought to improve your tooth brushing skills? At least twice every year, you should analyze your oral health care routine and make adjustments if necessary. This ensures that you do not fall into a routine of simply going through the motions, which can lead to diminished oral health care. The time has come to freshen up on your tooth brushing skills.

A simple, yet often overlooked fact is that a heavily worn or contaminated toothbrush is useless. Make sure to always store your toothbrush upright in an aired-out container. Always replace standard toothbrushes every 3-4 months or earlier if necessary. Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and can easily reach all areas of your mouth. If using a traditional toothbrush is difficult or impossible, trying switching to an electric toothbrush.

When choosing toothpaste, look for the product that meets the American Dental Association’s guidelines to achieve the Seal of Acceptance. This ensures the product is both safe and effective. Different toothpaste products accomplish different tasks, ranging from freshening breath to fighting cavities or whitening teeth. Speak with our dentist to discuss which toothpaste will work best for you and your oral health needs.

If you would like to experience the healthy smile that optimal tooth brushing tactics can provide, we invite you to visit North Texas Smiles for an oral exam from Dr. Justin Warcup and our team in Fort Worth, Texas. You can schedule a visit by calling 817-732-9341. We look forward to brightening your smile!