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Have you been practicing effective tooth brushing techniques to maintain good oral health? Brushing your teeth is something you should be doing twice every day. You need to make sure that your toothbrush is in good shape and stored properly.

Storing your toothbrush properly is essential for optimal health. It should stored upright where the air can reach it, and away from the other toothbrushes in your household. If the bristles on your toothbrush are worn down, it will need to be replaced.

You should brush twice daily for at least two minutes each time. Don’t forget your tongue, as it harbors bacteria as well. When brushing your teeth, always use soft, gentle strokes. Brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle except the insides of your front teeth. To reach those areas, hold your toothbrush vertically. Because your brush will not be able to reach areas in between teeth, you will need to use an interdental cleaner such as dental floss.

Our office wants to help you with your oral hygiene routine. To schedule an appointment at our office in Riverside, California, please call us at 951-263-7001. Dr. Jeffrey Lowry and our team will get you the smile you’ve always wanted!