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South Shore Dental Excellence

13145 Kings Lake Dr, Ste 105, Gibsonton, FL 33534

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Kernagis Dental Excellence

2001 W Busch Blvd, Ste C, Tampa, FL 33612

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5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste A, Lithia, FL 33547

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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

Published on August 6, 2021

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In today’s post, let’s discuss some information about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpastes is creating foam when normally brushing.

Working up a good foam is achieved by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90-degree angle. The foaming aids in dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are ideal for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may see tooth pain, increased build-up and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in extreme cases, tooth loss.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time so be sure you brush for at least 2-3 minutes.

Furthermore, remember that flossing is important and rounds out the 5 minutes each day to give you healthy, pain-free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:

  • Wet a soft bristle toothbrush
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste
  • Brush at 45-degree angle
  • Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
  • Cover every surface of every tooth
  • Swish around in the mouth before spitting out
  • Floss gently around each tooth and don’t miss the back surface of the rear molars
  • Rinse out debris

This article is brought to you by Kernagis Dental Excellence, a well-respected dental practice in Tampa. We are devoted to dental education and confident smiles for all.

Dr. Richard Kernagis has been serving Tampa area families since 2001. We are located at 2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C in Tampa. Contact us at 813-932-3940 or https://www.sedationdentistrytampa.com.

Ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and the general and cosmetic services we offer. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!

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Contact Kernagis Dental Excellence:

813-932-3940

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2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C
Tampa, Florida
33612

 

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