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Do you have questions about brushing? If so, it’s important to find the answers. This is because if you don’t know all you need to know about brushing, it could affect your brushing routine. In fact, it could make you improperly brush and even harm your teeth and gums. So, our dentist, Dr. Frederick Prehn, would like to help you find the answers to your brushing questions by sharing the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Q: How often should I brush?
A: It’s recommended to brush twice a day (every morning and night). As you brush, make sure to scrub each tooth equally as well as brush for two minutes each time.

Q: What tools should I use to brush?
A: For the best routine possible, it’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. These tools can effectively clean the teeth, care for the gums and even help you prevent dental issues, like cavities and enamel erosion.

Q: Can brushing hurt the smile?
A: Yes, brushing can damage the smile, but that’s only the case if you brush for longer or shorter than two minutes, brush too hard or use the wrong oral hygiene tools. It’s important to gently brush twice a day for two minutes each time with the right tools.

Do you have additional questions about brushing in Wausau, Wisconsin? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Prehn Dental Offices by dialing 715-842-1270. We are here to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!