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Did you know there are bad tooth brushing habits that can affect your smile and oral health? Well, it’s true. This is why your dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, strongly encourages you to keep your brushing technique in mind when you clean your teeth and gums each day. To help you have a proper and effective brushing technique, our dentist recommends avoiding the bad brushing habits, which are:

-Not using the right toothbrush (It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush because the soft bristles clean the teeth and care for the oral tissues)

-Not using a toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association (The ADA stamp of approval is important because it proves that the brush is safe and effective)

-Not brushing for the appropriate amount of time (It’s best to brush twice a day for two minutes each time)

-Brushing too hard or too often (You should brush gently so you don’t irritate the gums)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about bad tooth brushing habits in North Bergen, New Jersey, please reach out to Dido Kim at 201-854-5500 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to your phone call!