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How would you rank your tooth brushing care? Would you say that you are doing enough to combat the effects of plaque buildup and harmful acids in your mouth? Would you say that you consider yourself a super tooth-brusher? Although brushing is a skill we begin at a very young age, it often takes a lifetime to master.

When preparing your smile for optimum brushing habits, it is vital to keep your toothbrush in excellent shape. If your toothbrush is contaminated with bacteria, your teeth will become contaminated too. The first step to becoming a super tooth-brusher starts with always keeping your brush safely stored upright in a well-ventilated area free of contamination. Do not share it with anyone else and do not let it touch other utensils or brushes. Replace your brush every 3-4 months and always strive to find a brush with soft bristles and a well-functioning brush head that can reach all areas in your mouth.

Once you have the brush you desire, look for a toothpaste that is dentist-approved or features the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which guarantees its safety and effectiveness. If a traditional toothbrush does not work for you or causes you pain, try switching to an alternative dental cleaning tool such as an electric toothbrush.

Come speak with Szmanda Dental Edgar to learn which oral health care treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. John Felkner or Dr. John Cronkrite at our dental office in Edgar, Wisconsin, simply give us a call at 715-352-2700. Thanks for visiting with a smile!