Brush Up on Your Tooth Brushing Routine this October!

Oct 21, 2020

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Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? 

At Church Health Dental, we think keeping that mouth of yours clean and healthy is worth celebrating. In fact, we think it’s worth celebrating not just for a day, but for an entire month! October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and one great way to give your pearly whites some TLC is to practice proper brushing technique.  


Here are a few tips to help you “brush up” on your toothbrushing technique: 


  1. ​​First, get the right angle. For the most effective brushing, tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle. ​ 

  1. ​Next, get the motion down. Gently move your toothbrush back and forth in a rolling, circular motion. Be careful not to be too rough!​ 

  1. ​Third, cover all surfaces. Remember, bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline.  Get inside, outside, top, bottom, and everywhere in-between.​ 

  1. ​Last, don't forget the tongue. Loads of bacteria live on your tongue, so make sure you remember to brush it. It will often result in fresher breath, too. 


Proper brushing technique is essential for cleaning your teeth and gums effectively. Practicing these methods will result in a healthy smile not just during National Dental Hygiene Month, but for years to come. 


This is Tori Rupprecht for Church Health Dental.