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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with an Electric Toothbrush

by Rose Hale

Have you decided to make the switch to an electric toothbrush? If so, it's important that you know how to use it so that you get the most out of this device for cleaner, healthier teeth. Dental services are necessary and helpful. Here is what you can do on your own with your electric toothbrush.

Turn The Toothbrush On When It's In Your Mouth

A common mistake that people make is turning the brush on before they put it in their mouth. This is an easy way to get toothpaste to splatter all over the counter and bathroom mirror. It's always best if you put the toothbrush in your mouth before pressing the power button to keep things clean in your bathroom.

Divide Your Mouth Into Sections

Your electric toothbrush will likely have a timer that beeps or quickly cuts off the vibration after set periods of time. If your toothbrush has four timers then you will want to divide your teeth into quadrants. If it has six timers, then you'll want to divide your mouth up into 6 sections. Focus on brushing a specific section of your mouth until you hear or feel the alert, and then switch to the next section. 

Focus On One Tooth At A Time

Another mistake that people make when using an electric toothbrush is to use it as if it was a manual toothbrush, which means using motions back and forth across several teeth at once. This is not necessary when using an electric toothbrush. You should hold the brush steady against a tooth and slowly move it across all sides of it, then move on to the next tooth. If you are moving the brush around rapidly then you are losing the effectiveness of using an electric toothbrush. 

Overlap With The Gums

Even though the toothbrush is automatic, it's important that you still overlap the brush with the gums to get out the plaque that could be in the pockets. You need to focus on more than just the surface of the teeth, since you do not want tartar to form underneath the gum line. 

Give Areas Extra Attention If Necessary

Don't assume that you only have to brush for two minutes a day. If you have a part of your mouth that is more prone to plaque buildup, such as your bottom front teeth, you can go back and brush that section a little bit more. Some parts of your mouth need more attention to help ensure that they stay clean. 

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