At Kendall Dental, we want to empower you with practical knowledge on maintaining optimal oral health. Dr. Cristina Kendall and Dr. Wilma Shen, our dentists, are dedicated to providing step-by-step guidance on how to brush and floss effectively at home.

How to Brush for Maximum Effectiveness

  1. Choose the Right Tool: Start with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Proper Brushing Technique: Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Use short, gentle strokes, covering all surfaces of your teeth. Pay extra attention to the gumline, back teeth and chewing surfaces.
  3. Brush for Two Minutes: Aim for a thorough brushing session lasting at least two minutes.
  4. Do Not Forget Your Tongue: Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

Mastering the Art of Flossing

  1. Select the Right Floss: Choose dental floss that suits your preference, be it waxed or unwaxed.
  2. Use Enough Floss: Cut about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one finger, leaving a small section for cleaning.
  3. Gentle Technique: Gently guide the floss between your teeth, curving it around each tooth in a C-shape. Avoid snapping or forcing the floss.
  4. Clean Both Sides: Slide the floss up and down against the sides of each tooth and below the gumline. Use a fresh section of floss for each tooth.

Take Charge of Your Oral Health

Ready to elevate your oral care routine? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kendall or Dr. Shen to learn more about how to brush and floss in Seattle, Washington. Contact us at 206-935-6286 to embark on a journey to a healthier, happier smile with personalized education and coaching.

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