It’s time to rethink your brushing technique! At Aya Zaky DDS, serving Waverly and beyond, we’re here to guide you toward optimal oral health. Many individuals are surprised to discover that they’ve been brushing their teeth incorrectly for years. Improper brushing can lead to various oral health issues. Let’s delve into the right way to brush your teeth and ensure they stay healthy for years to come.

The common back-and-forth sawing motion used by many people is actually incorrect and can cause more harm than good. This aggressive motion wears down tooth enamel, making your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Moreover, it can increase the risk of cavities and receding gums. Additionally, this method fails to effectively clean between teeth, leaving plaque and food particles behind.

So, what is the proper way to brush your teeth? Begin by placing your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where the teeth meet the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth, ensuring that the bristles cover each tooth and reach the sides. This method effectively removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth, promoting optimal oral hygiene.

Proper brushing is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. By using the correct technique, you can prevent a range of oral health issues, including:

  • Gingivitis: a gum disease caused by plaque buildup beneath the gum line, leading to separation between teeth and gums.
  • Cavities: permanent damage in the form of tiny holes on the hard surface of teeth.
  • Tooth Decay: damage caused by acid-producing bacteria in the mouth.

While it may take some time to relearn proper brushing technique, the results are well worth it. If you have any questions about the correct method of brushing your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our team at Aya Zaky DDS is here to support you in achieving optimal oral health. Remember, mastering the art of effective tooth brushing is key to preserving your smile for years to come.

Aya Zaky DDS
Phone: 517-321-2358
5001 W Saint Joe Hwy, Suite 2
Lansing, MI 48917