Brushing & Rinsing

Brushing

As damaging as plaque can be, it is easily removed by mechanical brushing. Plaque deposits build up on the teeth fairly quickly after eating and drinking, and if they are not brushed away at least twice a day, they can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal diseases. It takes just one day for bacteria to build up enough to make your mouth susceptible to disease.

Correct brushing technique is essential. As mentioned above, brushing should be done at least twice per day for 2 minutes. Using a soft toothbrush, place the brush at a 45 degree angle toward gum line and brush in a gently circular motion. This allows the toothbrush to effectively clean the teeth and gums in one gentle motion. Also, brush the top surface of the tongue daily to help eliminate plague and maintain fresh breath.

Mouth Rinsing

Over-the-counter mouth rinses can help to fight bad breath, remove loose food particles after brushing, and freshen the mouth. However, mouth rinses are never a substitute for brushing, flossing, or regular dental examinations, and may disguise warning signs of periodontal disease.

Dr. Robert Moulton
Dr. Paul Modic
Dr. Julie Murphy
Refresh Dental - Wexford

9758 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090
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Phone: (412) 635-9355
 
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Mon 9:00am - 6:30pm
Tues 9:00am - 6:30pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thur 9:00am - 6:30pm
Fri 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sat* 9:00am - 12:00pm

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