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Tips for good brushing habits: It never hurts to review

If you're like most people, you've probably been brushing your teeth on automatic pilot, doing it the same way, day-in and day-out.

Believe it or not, many adults are brushing their teeth incorrectly! Good brushing is critical to preventing dental problems like gum disease, cavities or other issues. It also keeps your smile looking great, and that's important, too.

Here is a quick review of the proper way to brush. The secret? Using the right tools, the right technique, and the right timing.

Bonus tips:

For healthy teeth and healthy gums, be sure to also:

  • Allow toothbrushes to air dry, away from each other and bathroom germs.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit snacks.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for professional cleanings and exams. If you need tips on finding a new dentist, this article can help.

Most adults don't give a second thought to how they brush their teeth. Yet simple corrections can mean the difference between a good job and a poor one.

Now that you know how to use the right tools, time, and technique, you can keep your smile looking great for years to come.

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