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Dr. Robert Page and our dental team push oral hygiene. This is because your oral hygiene routine can keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. Your routine should consist of brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Today, our dental team would be happy to give you tips on how to have an effective brushing routine.

First, it’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that has a one-inch head and a non-slip grip. These characteristics will help you properly clean your smile.

Second, use a toothbrush that is in good shape. This means you need to replace it if you have used it longer than 4 months or if the bristles are worn down and frayed. It’s also important to replace your brush if you have been sick.

Third, use fluoride toothpaste as you brush. The fluoride can help your teeth remain strong and healthy. When choosing the best toothpaste for your smile, choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (it’s best if your toothbrush has been approved by the ADA as well). The ADA acceptance proves that the oral hygiene tool is safe and effective for your routine.

If you have any questions about brushing or about oral hygiene in Boston, Massachusetts, please call Congress Dental Group at 617-574-8700 and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to hearing from you!