Are You Brushing Your Teeth Properly? | Evolve Dentistry

Discover the right way to care for your smile with Evolve Dentistry.

Many people are surprised to discover they’ve been brushing their teeth incorrectly for years. Incorrect brushing can lead to various oral health problems. Learning the proper technique can protect your teeth for years to come.

The common method of brushing involves a back-and-forth motion, akin to sawing. However, this technique is incorrect and can lead to enamel erosion, making your teeth sensitive to hot and cold substances. This abrasive motion can also increase the risk of cavities and receding gums. Moreover, it doesn’t effectively remove plaque and food particles from between teeth.

So, what’s the right way to brush? Start by placing your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where your teeth meet the 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. Using the correct technique can prevent:

  • Gingivitis: a gum disease caused by plaque buildup beneath the gum line.
  • Cavities: permanent damage to the tooth surface.
  • Tooth Decay: damage caused by acid produced by bacteria in the mouth.

Relearning the correct brushing technique may take some time, but the benefits are worth it. If you have any questions about brushing your teeth correctly, don’t hesitate to contact Evolve Dentistry.

At Evolve Dentistry, we’re committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Contact us today for more information on proper oral care or to schedule an appointment. Your smile deserves the best care possible.

Evolve Dentistry of Westmont
Phone: (630) 812-7755
6160 S Cass Ave Suite E
Westmont, IL 60559


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