Discover the right way to brush your teeth and safeguard your oral health for years to come with guidance from our Hingham MA Dentist at Evergrin Dental of Hingham.

Many are surprised to learn they’ve been brushing their teeth incorrectly for years, which can lead to oral health issues. The common back-and-forth sawing motion used by many people is actually harmful. It can erode tooth enamel, making teeth sensitive to hot and cold, and increase the risk of cavities and receding gums. This method also fails to clean effectively, as the bristles bounce from tooth to tooth, leaving plaque and food particles in between.

So, what’s the right way to brush? Start by angling your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where your teeth meet your gums. Gently move the brush back and forth, ensuring the bristles cover each tooth and reach around the sides. This method effectively removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth.

Proper brushing is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It prevents plaque buildup, which can lead to various oral health problems, including:

Gingivitis: a gum disease caused by plaque buildup beneath the gum line, leading to separation between teeth and gums.

Cavities: tiny holes in tooth enamel caused by plaque buildup and decay.

Tooth Decay: damage occurring when bacteria produce acids that eat away at tooth enamel.

Switching to the correct brushing technique may take some getting used to, but the results are worth it. If you have any questions about brushing your teeth correctly, please contact Evergrin Dental of Hingham. Our team is here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Evergrin Dental of Hingham
Phone: (781) 836-5230
400 Lincoln St Unit 21
Hingham, MA 02043