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.
In reality, there are a number of things people should do but may not know about. For instance, you may have heard that you should brush your teeth every morning and every night. However, did you know that you should brush for two minutes at a time? Similarly, have you heard that you should brush in a circular motion and that you should start brushing in a different place every time?
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 Grace Family Dental at 508-471-5181. Dr. Mundra and our team will be happy to answer any question you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.