Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In today’s post, let’s discuss some information about brushing. One key to activating toothpaste is creating foam when thoroughly brushing.

Working up a good foam is attained by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming aids in dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are great for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may see tooth pain, increased build-up and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in acute cases, tooth loss.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time so make sure you brush for at least 2-3 minutes.

Additionally, remember that flossing is important and rounds out the 5 minutes each day to give you healthy, pain-free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:
Wet soft bristle toothbrush
Use fluoridated toothpaste
Brush at 45 degree angle
Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
Cover every surface of every tooth
Swish around in mouth before spitting out
Floss gently around each tooth and don’t forget the back surface of the rear molars
Rinse out debris

This article is brought to you by Dr. Steven W. Haywood, a highly regarded dental practice in Timonium. We are enthusiastic about dental education and confident smiles for all.

Dr. Steve Haywood has been serving Timonium area families since 1987. We are located at 108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200 in Timonium. Contact us at 410-561-6637 or http://www.flossem.com/meet-dr-steve-haywood/.

Ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and the general and cosmetic procedures we offer. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!

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