About Brushing and Flossing

About Brushing and Flossing

Brushing Right

When it comes to brushing and flossing teeth, your teen probably thinks they are professional by now, but even the most seasoned brushers can benefit from a few reminders! Make sure your teen uses a brush with soft, round bristles to ensure gentle cleaning, and remember to buy a new brush approximately every three months. An old toothbrush can lose its ability to effectively remove plaque. This also ensures your teen is still using the right size brush for their mouth as they have most likely outgrown the smaller child-size toothbrushes.

Dental Cleaning for Teens

Dental hygiene is important to keep your teen’s teeth healthy and cavity free. By now, your teen should know how to properly brush and floss their teeth. But it’s still important to remind them how to brush and floss to ensure they are using the right technique. To ensure proper teeth cleaning and reduce plaque, your teen should: Grip the brush at a 45-degree angle facing the teeth. Brush in small, gentle circles about half a tooth wide. Be sure to brush the inner and outer surface of each tooth. Brush the chewing surfaces of each tooth, holding the brush flat over the teeth. Gently brush the tongue to remove food particles. Floss gently between teeth every day.