An electric toothbrush can remove plaque and calcium more effectively, especially if you tend to accumulate more plaque and calcium in your mouth. When used appropriately, an electric toothbrush is more effective than regular toothbrushes. To clean the teeth with an electric toothbrush, users must move the brush through the four quadrants of the mouth. It is essential to understand that excessive brushing, whether done with an electric or manual toothbrush, may harm your gums. To avoid damaging the gums and removing the enamel, brush lightly and at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line.


On the tongue, millions of bacteria can contribute to plaque buildup and to bad breath. Be sure to brush your tongue when you brush to eradicate bacteria lightly. You can also incorporate mouthwash into your daily regimen to eliminate bacteria and refresh your breath. Use toothpaste that contains fluoride to strengthen your teeth and safeguard your mouth as a whole.


Daily flossing is incredibly crucial for oral health. Flossing is the sole method for removing plaque and debris from the remaining 40 percent of tooth surfaces that a toothbrush cannot reach. However, flossing is only beneficial to oral health when performed appropriately. A plaque will not be eliminated between the teeth and under the gums if you do not floss in a C shape and go far enough. On the other hand, people who floss excessively risk harming their gums, which could lead to future dental health issues.


It is recommended you need to floss before brushing your teeth to remove material dislodged during flossing, but it is more necessary to floss at least once daily. If you floss your teeth after brushing or at another time during the day, rinse your mouth with water to remove the bacteria and debris that the floss has dislodged. Call us for more information on dental care measures.

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Portland, OR 97239

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