Dry Brushing Works Without Toothpaste

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to the American Dental Association, adults are flossing and brushing more. Other research reports that brushing first without toothpaste or water can reduce plaque deposits by 67% and gum bleeding by 50%! And it adds only 90 seconds to your routine. Here’s how.

Starting with the inside surfaces of your teeth, place your dry brush at a 45° angle so it’s half on the gum and half on the tooth.

Gently vibrate the toothbrush bristles in a circular motion, working some of the bristles under the gum.

Brush the inside surfaces of your teeth, the outside, and the biting surfaces.

Repeat the process – this time, using toothpaste and water.

Always floss daily and clean your tongue. If you can’t brush, rinsing with water after eating can reduce bacteria by 30%. Regular oral exams in addition to brushing will help keep your smile bright! Castro Valley dentists can help you with all your dental needs.

 Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 | www.createasmile.com
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


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