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Rather than waiting for oral accidents to occur, set forth effective oral hygiene plans to minimize your risk of dental damage. By washing away plaque and debris in your mouth, you can help lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay and cavities. One of the most important techniques for caring for your smile is through your toothbrush tactics.

Typically, you will need to brush your teeth at least twice every day. Focus on brushing your teeth 2 to 3 minutes each session using a nonabrasive toothbrush that has soft bristles. Never press too hard, as you can damage your tooth enamel. Instead, use soft, gentle strokes to gently remove plaque and bacteria.

Make sure that your brush can fit easily into your mouth and reach all areas within. Generally, you will need to replace your toothbrush every four months or whenever it begins to wear down. Used toothbrushes will need to be replaced more often. For additional help with keeping your mouth clean and free of debris, visit our team for professional cleanings every six months.

To check if you are suffering from any dental damage, schedule a visit to our team at Otsego Dental Group. If you are in need of a dentist in Gaylord, Michigan, please call Dr. Timothy Harbin and our team at our dental office at (989) 448‑2664.