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Is There a Right Way to Brush Your Teeth? Marietta, GA
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Could you have been doing it wrong all these years? Ineffective brushing could leave a lot of harmful bacteria behind. It can also cause damage to your gums and teeth.

Perhaps you or a family member are considering braces. Clean teeth are especially important while wearing braces, but the team at East Cobb Orthodontics wants you to know about how to keep your teeth clean whether you have them or not.

Watch Your Toothbrush

Some toothbrushes are too hard and rough on gums and enamel. Look for brushes labeled “soft” or even “extra-soft.” The bristles on old toothbrushes splay with time and lose their effectiveness, so make sure to replaces yours every few months.

Lighten Up!

Aggressive brushing can wear away tooth enamel and cause gum recession. Hard brushing is often a difficult habit to break. Try brushing with your non-dominant hand for a lighter touch. A gentle “jiggling” motion with the bristles is all that’s needed.

Multi-Dimensional Teeth

There’s more to teeth than what shows when you smile! Remember to brush the insides and chewing surfaces of your teeth every time you brush. If you have braces, you will need to brush above and below the brackets, as well.

Other Surfaces

Your gums and tongue could also benefit from brushing! Brushing your tongue removes smelly bacteria. While you brush your teeth, you should also be catching the gumline to remove bacterial build-up.

If you are considering getting braces, it is especially important that you be prepared to effectively clean your teeth! When you schedule a consultation with East Cobb Orthodontics, you will learn about what kind of braces are best for you and how to stay healthy while wearing them. Call today for more information!

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

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My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

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East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

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