Discover the right way to maintain your oral health with guidance from Dr. Brittney Jasek at The Ivory Dental Studio.

Many people are surprised to learn they’ve been brushing their teeth incorrectly for years, potentially causing oral health problems. The common back-and-forth sawing motion used by many is actually harmful. It can erode tooth enamel, leading to sensitivity to hot and cold and increasing the risk of cavities and receding gums. Moreover, this method fails to clean effectively, as the bristles bounce from tooth to tooth, leaving plaque and food particles in between.

So, what’s the right way to brush? Start by placing your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where your teeth meet your gums. Then, gently move the toothbrush back and forth, ensuring the bristles cover each tooth and work their way around the sides. This method effectively removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth.

Proper brushing is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, preventing plaque buildup that can lead to various oral health problems, including:

  • Gingivitis: a gum disease caused by plaque buildup beneath the gum line, leading to separation between teeth and gums.
  • Cavities: tiny holes in tooth enamel caused by plaque buildup and decay.
  • Tooth Decay: occurs when bacteria produce acids that eat away at tooth enamel.

Switching to the correct brushing technique may take some getting used to, but the results are worth it. If you have any questions about brushing your teeth correctly, please contact The Ivory Dental Studio. Dr. Brittney Jasek and our team are here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

The Ivory Dental Studio
Phone: (219) 554-8679
1906 US-41 Ste A
Schererville, IN 46375