Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right, Sacramento?

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right, Sacramento?

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Sep 24 2015, 12:15 PM

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right, Sacramento?

The Importance of Brushing

The most essential and unavoidable step of an oral care routine is to brush teeth at least twice every day. This helps eliminate harmful bacteria and plaque from the teeth. However, it is important to do it right to get the best out of brushing. 

What is The Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth?

There are many effective ways to brush one's teeth. Every mouth is different, and hence, the best brushing technique for an individual should be decided considering their teeth position and gum condition.

Besides choosing the best brushing technique, using the right toothpaste is equally important. The American Dental Association recommends using fluoride toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. And the key thing while brushing is to get the fluoride activated by creating foam.

Before brushing your teeth, pre-wet your toothbrush. And start brushing at a 45-degree angle rather than 90-degree. 

Does Foam Matter?

Yes, the foam matter as the foaming action can be considered an important toothpaste quality. The foaming distributes the cleansing ingredients all through the mouth and helps dislodge food debris from the surface, nooks, and crannies in the mouth. Besides, the fluoride present in the toothpaste facilitates the remineralization of the teeth. This process requires time, and hence, you need to brush your mouth for at least 2-3 minutes and spread the foam throughout your mouth to get the best results.

Your toothpaste also contains abrasives that work to remove stains and debris from teeth. They polish the teeth without wearing the enamel. So, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and once brushing is done, rinse your mouth well with water. 

A good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing the teeth with a fluoridated paste and flossing can help you achieve a healthy, pain-free set of teeth for years to come.

In short, 

  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Pre-wet the brush
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste
  • Brush at a 45-degree angle
  • Brush your teeth gently for 2-3 minutes
  • Cover every surface of every tooth
  • Swish the toothpaste around in the mouth before spitting out
  • Floss gently around each tooth
  • Rinse out debris and wash with water

If you have any more doubts, schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael S. Boyce of Arden Dental Care. Dr. Boyce has been serving patients of the Elk Grove, Carmichael, and Fair Oaks areas since 1994.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Boyce, call us today at 916-481-2001.

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