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Do you ever wonder if you brush your teeth properly each day? If so, our 19th Avenue Dental team is happy to help you! There are many things you can do to improve your brushing technique in Everett, Washington, but as long as you have the right holds and movements, you’re on the right track.

To help you properly brush your teeth twice a day, we recommend using these three steps:

Step 1: Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and move the brush back and forth over your teeth, in short, wide strokes.

Step 2: Brush the entire enamel of each tooth, including the inner, outer, and chewing surface. To clean the insides of the teeth, hold the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

Step 3: Once you’re done brushing your teeth, make sure to brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue can remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh and pristine.

As you brush, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also recommended that the tools you use are approved by the American Dental Association. That way you will know that you’re using the best products available. For more information and details, please call our office at 425-385-8130. Your dentist, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi, and our dental team look forward to helping you!