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112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Become a Dental Care Pro with These Tooth Brushing Tips

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To ensure the best dental care, you need access to affordable dentists and a great oral hygiene routine. Dentists agree that brushing your teeth twice a day is an essential component of oral health, but many people aren’t getting the most from their efforts because they haven’t been brushing the right way. The following brushing tips can help you check your technique, and ensure that your teeth are getting thoroughly cleaned when you brush.

Brushing Tips You Can Trust

  • Spend 30 seconds on each of the four quadrants of your mouth. Your total brushing time should equal two minutes.
  • Brush both the inner and outer surfaces of your teeth, holding your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, and using half-tooth-wide strokes to brush at the gum line.
  • When you’re brushing chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat and use gentle back-and-forth strokes.
  • When you brush the interior surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush, and use the toe of the brush to make gentle strokes in an up-and-down motion.
  • To remove food residue and freshen your breath, brush your tongue from back to front in a sweeping motion.
  • Use a toothbrush with soft bristles. It should fit into your mouth comfortably and reach all tooth surfaces.
  • When your toothbrush is three to four months old or shows signs of wear, replace it. Frayed bristles do not clean your teeth properly.
  • To keep up with the age of your toothbrush, record the date you started using it on the handle with a permanent marker.
  • Choose toothpaste that bears the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
My experience was wonderful! Dr & staff were very friendly & put me right at ease
Kelly C.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
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If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
Friendly staff and Shannon is very thorough. I trust her with taking the best care of my mouth and teeth!
Michelle M.
The hygienist Shannon, and Dr, were so kind and patient with my daughter(5 years) , who was difficult to even let them get a look in her mouth in the first place due to a horrible experience at a […]
Michelle S.
I had excellent service here. The staff was super nice and helpful. Also, they did an excellent job on my teeth!
Jaycee L.
Friendly and pleasant visit. Shannon explained every procedure as she did them. Willing to answer questions and very informative.
Mary R.
My first visit was yesterday and my hygienist was great and even though the dentist only came to see me briefly, he was also very nice! I feel I was treated well and I will continue going back for […]
Jenny E.
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They […]
BMoney B.
Great experience as always! I like the soft music in the background
Jason H.
They are good to deal with and treat you with respect and make you feel at ease
Maury B.
My appt was fast and easy! I was in a hurry so I enjoyed going in, getting my cleaning and getting out of there in less than an hour!
Danielle S.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
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Satisfaction in service, quality care, friendly atmosphere and familiar faces. My dental hygienist is kind and thorough & does her job well.
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Heather was professional, caring and graceful. Receptionists were very nice and efficient.
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More personal service than the other Dental Center location.
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