How to brush your teeth the right way + 9 FAQs
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How to brush your teeth the right way + 9 FAQs

Brushing is a vital part of the dental healthcare routine. Proper brushing techniques are not only required for a healthy mouth and smile but could also help prevent many dental problems. Here are a few tips from professionals at Harmony Dental for proper brushing:

  • Brush at least for two minutes
  • Brush in small circular motions, not straight ones
  • Be gentle, so as to not harm the gums


1. How many times a day should you brush your teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice, daily if brushing after every meal isn’t possible.

2. Can you brush your teeth too much?

Brushing your teeth more than three times a day, for longer than two minutes, could damage the enamel and gums by wearing them down.

3. Why is brushing your teeth important?

Brushing teeth regularly is necessary in order to remove plaque, which in turn would prevent cavities and eventual tooth loss.

4. Do I actually need to brush my teeth if I’m eating right?

Yes. It is important to brush your teeth, even if you’re eating right. It is necessary to prevent plaque, cavities, bad breath and other such problems.

5. What happens when you don’t brush your teeth?

Not brushing your teeth leas to the accumulation of plaque as well as harmful bacteria which could lead to diseases and tooth loss.

6. How often should you change your toothbrush?

It is recommended to change your toothbrush once every 2 or 3 months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

7. Which toothbrush should I use?

The dental professionals believe that a soft-bristled brush works best for removing bacteria and other debris.

8. Which toothpaste should I use?

Choose a toothpaste, the components of which match your oral health requirements.

9. How bad is it if I don’t brush my teeth before bed?

Not brushing your teeth before sleeping could cause a high buildup of bacteria during the night. This, in turn, could cause several oral problems.

Schedule an appointment at Harmony Dental to learn more and get better oral healthcare

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