By now, everyone has gotten the memo on how important it is to brush and floss every day. But just doing something doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’re doing it right. Here are some tips on brushing and flossing that will make your dentist give you a big sloppy kiss right on the face.
Get Off the Level. Most people hold their toothbrush horizontally when they brush, moving it from side to side or up and down. While this will do a passable job of brushing, holding the brush at a 45-degree angle will help you get into the spaces between your teeth a little more consistently. It will also relieve a little of the erosive pressure you can build up by only brushing horizontally — shorter strokes with the brush mean an inherently slower maximum speed, and that will help p