How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?
As a dental professional, I often get questions from my patients regarding the optimal frequency for brushing their teeth.
Recommendations from the ADA
It is advised by the American Dental Association to brush for two minutes, twice daily.
Some people choose to brush after lunch for a quick refresh, which is fine as long as it’s done gently to avoid damaging your tooth enamel and gums.
It’s important to note that brushing right after consuming acidic foods or beverages can be harmful, as the acid softens tooth enamel, increasing the risk of wear.
Effective and safe cleaning
For effective and safe cleaning, we suggest using a soft-bristled toothbrush. These brushes clean effectively while protecting your gums and teeth. Remember to replace your toothbrush every six months, or more frequently based on your brushing habits. Electric toothbrushes are also an excellent choice; feel free to ask us for recommendations.
Regular tooth brushing is crucial for oral health maintenance. To learn more about safeguarding your dental well-being, please schedule an appointment with us by calling 440.354.0705 or visit our website.
Patrick J. Soria, DDS