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Everyone knows they should brush their teeth at least twice a day. Despite this common knowledge, many people let their oral health slide, which causes cavities and gum disease to attack their smile. To help you understand, our dentists, Drs. Page and Chally with Congress Dental Group in Boston, Massachusetts, are happy to talk to you about oral hygiene basics of brushing your teeth.

Brushing your teeth should be a part of your every morning and evening routine. Brushing your teeth will improve your oral health dramatically because it clears away the plaque and bacteria that damage your teeth and gums. Avoiding cavities and gum disease is essential because cavities or gum disease can lead to tooth loss or cause painful conditions to your oral health. Brushing is a great way to keep your smile healthy.

Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, so you do not harm your tooth enamel. When you brush your teeth, remember to reach the outer, inner and top of each tooth. Flossing will reach the areas between your teeth and deep along the gumline. Did you know, according to the American Dental Association, your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months? Well, it’s true! Toothbrushes can wear down over time which will not do a great job at brushing your teeth. As a result, be sure to replace your toothbrush and avoid sharing it with others.

If you need help with your oral health or would like to come in for a dental checkup, please call us today at (617) 574-8700 to set up a dental cleaning appointment. Our team is always happy to talk to you about your oral health.