Milwaukee area dentist Dr. Tony shares the right way to brush teeth with tips and advice for correcting common tooth brushing mistakes.
Greenfield, WI — April 2, 2018 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Dental Care Tips – Tooth Brushing Part 2: Brush Your Teeth – Do It Right!”
Dr. Cigno begins this piece by providing a recap on the wrong way to brush teeth – tooth brushing mistakes. He reminds, “If you’re like most people, you brush your teeth in a back-and-forth motion until your teeth feel clean and slippery.” He adds, “Most people also feel that if you brush harder and faster, then you’ll have cleaner teeth. That is false.”
He goes on to add that such a sawing motion is abrasive, causing teeth to age prematurely. Furthermore, it doesn’t get teeth as clean as they could be, either.
So, how does Dr. Cigno recommend you brush your teeth?
He says, “Brushing your teeth is actually fairly simple and easy. It’s so easy that you may feel like you’re not cleaning your teeth good enough.” However, Dr. Cigno also cautions, “It may be difficult to retrain yourself on how to brush your teeth right after using a certain method your whole life. But with our Greenfield and Milwaukee dentist tips, you can do it!”
Specifically, he says you need to brush with the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Then, you move your brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide, strokes. Brush the outside of the teeth and then the inner surface. Next, move to the chewing surface.
He also advises it’s important to brush teeth twice a day, two minutes each time.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/dental-care-tips-tooth-brushing-part-2-brush-your-teeth-do-it-right/
About Dr. Tony Cigno
Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. He received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, he has written and published several articles and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.