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In order to have a top-notch tooth brushing routine, you need to stay abreast the best ways to clean the smile. Because brushing is such a repetitive technique, many people daze over when they scrub, which can result in an improper brushing routine. If this is the case for you, it’s time to brush up on the brushing basics. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Chad S Burt, is happy to give you some tips and recommendations.

First, remember to brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes each time. When you brush, don’t rush your technique. This will help you completely clean the smile. If you have a hard time remembering to brush, remind yourself with a sticky note or alarm. If you have trouble brushing for two minutes, turn on a two-minute song, YouTube video, or timer when you scrub.

Second, remember to use the proper equipment when brushing. It’s recommended to brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that have been approved by the American Dental Association. The soft bristles will clean your teeth and care for your gums and fluoride will strengthen your smile. When your toothbrush bristles have frayed or when you have used your brush for 3-4 months, you need to replace it.

Third, remember to keep your toothbrush clean. Just rinse the bristles with warm water when you’re done brushing. Then, store the toothbrush upright so it can dry. Then, once the bristles are dry, place a toothbrush cover over the brush, but only if you desire.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Midvale, Utah, please contact our dental team at Chad S. Burt DMD & Kyle W. Dimond DDS by dialing 801-255-3578. When you reach out to us, we will be thrilled to give you the answers you need to properly clean and care for your smile.