Vary Your Brushing Routine!

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When you get your routine check-up at our Federal Way dentistry clinic, do you find that you’re often developing plaque in all the same places? Maybe you’ve even tried to pay more attention to brushing thoroughly, and yet you still encounter the exact same plaque growth patterns. If this is the case, the solution to your problem may be as simple as adding some variation to your daily brushing routine.

Since humans are creatures of habit, it’s easy to fall into a strict pattern with your tooth brushing. You most likely always start brushing in the same place every time you pick up your toothbrush. This means that the same part of your mouth is always getting the best of your attention, and you’re only getting to the other parts of your teeth after you’ve grown impatient, used up much of your toothpaste, and lost focus on your routine.

To avoid this, pay attention to where you begin brushing and try to mix it up. Mentally split up your mouth into four quadrants, then focus on starting in a different quadrant every time you brush. You may be surprised at the improvement you see at your next visit to Bella Dental!

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