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Dr. James R. Knochel and our capable dental staff are here to facilitate your oral health. Even so, typically we only see our patients twice a year. The best way to ensure that your teeth are healthy is to practice a consistent oral hygiene routine. That’s why when you go to the dentist, we ask you how that is going. Our dental team would be happy to give you tips on how to have a quality brushing routine.

Tip No. 1: The best toothbrush has soft-bristles, a one-inch head and a non-slip grip.

Tip No 2: When shopping for toothbrushes and toothpaste, look for packages that contains the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This will ensure the product’s safety and effectiveness.

Tip No. 3: Make sure your toothbrush is in good shape. If you’ve used it longer than 3 or 4 months, you’ll need to replace it as soon as possible, especially if the bristles are worn.

Tip No. 4: When you brush, use fluoride toothpaste. This can help fortify the outermost layer of your teeth, your enamel, so that your teeth remain strong and healthy.

If you have any queries about brushing or about oral hygiene in Tucson, Arizona, please call James R. Knochel, D.D.S., P.C. at 520-747-7944 and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to hearing from you!