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If you want an effective brushing routine, then there are things you should do regularly to properly clean your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Raymond R. Niles, is happy to help you have the best brushing routine possible because brushing is quite important! In fact, it can help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. So, to help you have a great brushing routine, he is happy to share some tips, which are:

-Brush every morning and night for two minutes each time. Brushing less or more than two minutes can harm your teeth and gums. If necessary, set a timer for yourself.

-Brush with the proper tools, like a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles can clean the teeth and keep the gums in tip-top shape while the fluoride toothpaste can strengthen the teeth and help you avoid cavities.

-Manual and electric toothbrushes are both effective when cleaning the smile. When choosing between the two tools, your preference is all that matters.

-Avoid rinsing your mouth with water immediately after you brush. Rinsing with water will wash the fluoride toothpaste away before it has enough time to fully strengthen your teeth.

Do you have any questions about brushing or about oral hygiene in Woodbridge, Virginia? If so, please contact Niles Dental today at 703.494.4101. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!