"Everyone brushes their teeth, but only a minority does it correctly,” Golab says. "By focusing on key brushing methods, overall oral health improvements can be seen."
Brushing too harshly or quickly is common, says the Flower Mound TX dental implants provider. "People don't brush long enough," Golab says. "At least two minutes should be devoted to brushing teeth.
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It is important to use the proper angle, too, he says. Start by holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, just where teeth meet gums. Then maintain this angle as you gently brush the outer and inner tooth surfaces, two or three at a time. The technique works well to help in removal of plaque and bacteria, he says. A vibrating, tight, circular motion is recommended.
A different approach is best used for the inner surfaces of the front teeth, says the Flower Mound veneers provider (http://www.drgolab.net/
The right toothbrush counts. "Choose a toothbrush that has soft, nylon bristles to provide gentle contact," he says. "Select one that feels comfortable, and has a head small enough to easily reach each tooth." The Flower Mound dentistry office (http://www.drgolab.net/
About Jonathan Golab DDS, PA
A provider of invisible braces, dental care, and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Golab is based in Flower Mound, Texas.
To learn more about the Flower Mound, Texas, dentist, visit drgolab.net, or call l- 972-691-1700 and schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Golab graduated from the University of Toronto in 1987. His first degree was in Physiology, the other in Pharmacology. He then went on to complete his dental studies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in1990.