Brushing your teeth, how hard can it be? It’s not really difficult, but there are some do’s and don’ts that can affect the end result. There are all kinds of toothbrushes to choose from. Most people agree that an electronic brush does a better job than and manual one but it is totally a matter of personal preference. The important thing is that the bristles on the brush are soft. It may seem natural to assume that harder bristles will do a better job of cleaning your teeth but at the same time they can erode your tooth enamel which is there to guard against cavity causing bacteria. A soft bristle brush does a fine job of removing plaque from your teeth and keeping your gums healthy.

Getting rid of the plaque that forms on your teeth over the course of a day is the main reason for brushing your teeth. If plaque is left on the teeth for too long it will turn to tartar which can only be removed with professional dental tools. Plaque however, is a soft substance and is easily removed by brushing gently with a soft bristle toothbrush.

Don’t rush it. Taking two minutes twice a day to brush your teeth is well worth the effort but sometimes that two minutes can seem a lot longer. Some people use a timer while others listen to a favorite tune.

The Harman Family Dental Center caters to all ages and family members. Call the office today @ 303-536-3893 to set up an appointment.