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We encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to maintain excellent oral hygiene. A good toothbrush and proper tooth brushing technique are an important step in promoting healthy gums.

Poor oral health habits allow plaque and food particles to become tartar, which can lead to gum problems.

Enhance your toothbrush routine with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that can properly support the quality of your tooth enamel and gum tissue. Brush in small, circular motions, cleaning one tooth at a time, and make sure your whole routine lasts a full two to three minutes so that you can be sure you aren’t skimping on your oral health.


After a while, any toothbrush will start to look worn, and its bristles will bend and fray. This reduces the efficacy of your tooth brushing technique and prevents you from keeping periodontal disease at bay. Toss your toothbrush after three to four months and buy a new one.

The process of buying a new toothbrush isn’t challenging if you know what to look for. Choose a brush that fits your hand well and has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance as a small logo on the package. This logo tells you that you can trust the safety and efficacy of the toothbrush.

If you would like to speak with one of our dentists, Dr. Nidal Obeid and Associates, about brushing your teeth for better gum health in Chicago, Illinois, call 773-561-5106 today to schedule a visit to Family Dental of Lincoln at a location nearest you.