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Do you brush your teeth correctly? Are you fully aware of the proper ways to brush your teeth? If not, you have come to the right place! Brushing your teeth is the key factor in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. If you neglect to brush your teeth, you are allowing plaque buildup to fester on your teeth and eat away your tooth enamel.

That is why our dentist, Dr. Mark A. Osenieks with Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is happy to give you advice on the proper way to brush your teeth.

Here are some tips and tricks for brushing your teeth correctly:

-Are you using a toothbrush that has been contaminated or left on its side? It may be covered in germs and bacteria, so get rid of it.

-If your toothbrush has worn down and the bristles are no longer long enough to efficiently clean, replace your toothbrush.

-Clean your teeth twice every day. Avoid cleaning your teeth after eating.

-To keep your mouth safe from dental abrasion, avoid pressing too hard with your toothbrush.

-Generally, a good toothbrush to use is one that can reach all areas of your mouth with soft, gentle brushes and bristles.

-For additional care keeping your mouth clean, visit your dentist for biannual cleaning treatments.

Brushing your teeth will fight against cavities, halitosis, and gum disease. If you are in need of a dental checkup, or if you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at (616) 453-0002 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental team is always ready to help keep your teeth healthy.