Brushing 101

Happy Halloween! This is the day my kids (as well as others) have been looking forward to for a long time! Little Dude has had his costume since August and he is going as Marshall from Paw Patrol. Princess Peach knew she wanted to be a princess and decided to go as Ariel from the Little Mermaid. It’s very fitting since she has long red hair! As much as I love Halloween, I dislike the amount of surgary treats my kids (and I ) are going to be eating. I’m not going to lie but I’m that mom that once my kids go to sleep tonight will raid their kids stash, Who is with me on this? I’m sure we all do it! But after my kids eat a few treats tonight and before going to sleep we will be brushing their teeth extra well to avoid cavities. Using the right tools and techniques can help stop cavities from digging a ghoulish hole in your teeth.

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First off, make sure you are equipped with the right tools.  The Truly Radiant™ Extra White Manual Toothbrush is the only manual brush that features a unique rotating head, plus elongated all-access bristles designed to blast away surface stains. Using this brush will not only help keep teeth pearly white, it will also help brush away any newly formed cavities caused by Halloween overindulgence. Pair this with the Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste and you have yourself a winning cavity fighting pair.

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Perfect technique is important too. The best way to clean your teeth is to hold the brush at a 45-degree angle using short strokes and an up and down motion. Brushing like this will help remove any plaque or bacteria that can build up on the teeth and gums. Most dentists recommend brushing for a minimum of two minutes to thoroughly remove plaque and combat bad breath.

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When brushing, be gentle and avoid brushing too hard. Make sure the entire mouth gets cleaned by brushing the outer and inner tooth surfaces, back molars, and by doing a few passes over the tongue, a popular spot for bacteria.

Lastly, how old is your toothbrush? If the bristles are starting to separate or look frayed it is probably time for a new one. Three to four months is usually a good guideline for toothbrush longevity.

Use these brushing techniques to scare those cavities away for good!

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