Checking In On Your Brushing Knowledge

Dec 15th, 2016 | By | Category: General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry

At any point throughout the year, it’s always a wise plan to check in on your dental hygiene. If you know that you’ve got all of your details lined out, that you’re ticking each box as you brush, and you’re consistent, you know that you’re doing your absolute best. As a result, you can remain calm with the reassurance that you’re preventing all manner of problems, from decay to periodontal disease. To help you with your quick review of your brushing habits, we offer some very helpful and telling inquiries for you to answer.

How Long Do You Brush?

Do you brush for two minutes when you brush your teeth? If so, you’re doing right by your dental hygiene. Around two minutes of brushing gives you ample time to clean all of your smile and to remove a substantial amount of plaque and food particles.

How Frequently Do You Brush?

Does your daily dental hygiene include two brushing sessions (that last two minutes each)? If so, you’re doing a fantastic job with your smile! If not, make a quick change to ensure you brush in the morning and again before bedtime.

What Type Of Bristles Do You Use?

Do you purchase a soft-bristle toothbrush for yourself? These are the only bristles that should come into contact with your smile, otherwise you may find yourself encountering a brush with a danger, so to speak!

Is Your Brush A Comfortable Fit?

A brush that’s too big will prevent you from thoroughly cleaning your smile (as will a brush that’s too small). Try out several to find one that’s just right, if necessary.

Do You Have Brushing Questions?

If you have questions about dental hygiene, do not hesitate to ask. The more you know, the better care you can provide your smile.


Dr. Stefan Moiceanu is a highly skilled general and cosmetic dentist who proudly serves patients of all ages from Richmond, CA, and surrounding areas, such as Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and more. To learn more, or schedule a consultation, contact Hilltop Family Dental as soon as possible by calling us at (510) 758-7222.

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