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Did you know there are brushing tricks that can help you have a more effective brushing routine? Well, it’s true. Our dentist, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr., encourages you to develop and use these tricks so you can properly care for your smile each and every day. To help you do so, he is happy to list the brushing tricks to use. Those tricks are:

-Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: Although soft-bristles sound too weak to properly clean the smile, they are actually the exact tool you need. The soft bristles effectively clean the teeth as well as keep the gums in tip-top shape.

-Use a timer: A timer can help you avoid under or over brushing. It’s important to only brush for two minutes each time. So, get a timer while you scrub so you can properly clean and care for your teeth.

-Use an electric toothbrush: This is recommended because an electric toothbrush can ensure you’re brushing for the appropriate amount of time, reduce the pressure you use while brushing, and make sure you’re cleaning each quadrant of the mouth equally.

For more information and details about brushing tricks in Huntington, West Virginia, please contact James Aldridge Jr. DDS today at 304-523-3666. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!