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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In today’s post, let’s examine some details about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpaste is creating foam when correctly brushing.

Working up a good foam is achieved by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming assists in dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are great for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may observe tooth pain, increased build-up and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in severe cases, tooth loss.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time so be certain you brush for at least 2-3 minutes.

Additionally, remember that flossing is vital and rounds out the 5 minutes each day to give you healthy, pain-free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:
Wet soft bristle toothbrush
Use fluoridated toothpaste
Brush at 45 degree angle
Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
Cover every surface of every tooth
Swish around in mouth before spitting out
Floss gently around each tooth and don’t miss the back surface of the rear molars
Rinse out debris

This article is brought to you by Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS, a distinctive dental practice in Wetaskiwin. We are dedicated to dental education and confident smiles for all.

Doctor Tim Mahoney has been serving Wetaskiwin area families since 1983. We are located at 5116 51 Ave in Wetaskiwin. Contact us at 855-416-4959 or http://www.drmahoneydental.ca/blog/.

Ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and the general and cosmetic services we offer. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!

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Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:

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5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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