How long should I brush for healthy teeth and gums?

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You’ve heard it over and over. Brushing twice a day is required in your dental care routine. Well, taking the right approach to brushing will only maximize its effectiveness at eliminating plaque. That means not only using the proper techniques (e.g., hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and use gentle pressure) but also spending…

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Choose the right floss

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When you’re just brushing and not flossing, you’re only cleaning 60 percent of your teeth’s surfaces. Flossing reaches where the toothbrush can’t and removes the food and plaque that causes cavities, gum infections, and in more severe cases, periodontal disease. Our patients often tell us they don’t like how much time it takes to floss,…

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