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A Gentle Clean is Still an Effective Clean

November 12, 2023
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In the world of oral hygiene, there are common misconceptions that vigorous brushing leads to cleaner teeth. However, this is far from the truth. A gentle yet thorough brushing routine can ensure the health and longevity of our teeth and gums. This press release delves into the intricacies of adopting a softer cleaning regimen, underlining its effectiveness in maintaining optimal dental health. Ashraf Dentistry, a leading name in dental care, offers invaluable insights into the article published on Everyday Health about the proper brushing techniques. The article shares factors contributing to an effective yet gentle clean, including brushing techniques, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. (Source:  Everyday Health, Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?, by Lisa Haney, Medically Reviewed by Elizabeth V. Simpson, DMD, reviewed: July 11, 2022, https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/sensitive-teeth/brush-teeth-too-hard/ ).


The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

The article discusses the importance of the correct brushing technique to ensure the cleaning is effective without being abrasive. “An effective brushing routine is pivotal in preventing tooth decay and gum diseases,” says a spokesperson from Ashraf Dentistry. “By adopting a correct brushing technique, individuals can significantly lower the risks associated with incorrect or aggressive brushing.”


Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush

The choice of a toothbrush plays a critical role in ensuring a gentle clean. The article suggests the use of a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid causing irritation or harm to your gums and teeth. “At Ashraf Dentistry, we often emphasize the necessity of using soft-bristled toothbrushes. They are adept at providing a thorough clean while being gentle on the gums and teeth, significantly reducing the need for cleanings and fillings,” remarks Ashraf Dentistry.


 Place Your Toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to Your Gums

The article accentuates the importance of placing the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle close to the gumline, which is known to be the optimal angle for removing plaque without irritating the gums. “Proper angulation while brushing is a small yet crucial aspect of ensuring an effective clean. It facilitates the gentle removal of plaque even from hard-to-reach areas,” notes Ashraf Dentistry.


 Gently Move the Brush Back and Forth

A gentle motion while brushing is emphasized in the article. The article also suggests short, tooth-wide strokes to clean the teeth’ outer, inner, and chewing surfaces. “A gentle motion is conducive to an effective clean as it prevents undue pressure on the teeth and gums. This, in turn, minimizes the risk of any potential damage,” opines Ashraf Dentistry.


Slow Down

The article encourages taking one’s time while brushing. The article also shares that one should brush their teeth for two full minutes twice daily. A hurried brush might not only miss cleaning certain areas but also be harsh on the gums and teeth. “A slower, more deliberate motion allows for a comprehensive clean and lets the bristles reach between the teeth, ensuring a thorough clean,” adds Ashraf Dentistry.


Choosing the Right Toothpaste

The choice of toothpaste is crucial in ensuring a gentle yet effective clean. The article recommends using fluoride toothpaste. “The right toothpaste complements a gentle cleaning regimen. Try a toothpaste that is not too abrasive to ensure it cleans without causing damage. At Ashraf Dentistry, we help our patients in selecting toothpaste that is both effective in cleaning and gentle on the enamel,” says Ashraf Dentistry.


This in-depth examination of a gentle cleaning regimen by Ashraf Dentistry not only affirms the insights provided in the article but also sheds light on the significant impact of these simple steps. Adopting a gentle cleaning approach, coupled with the right tools and techniques, is pivotal in maintaining dental health while preventing the need for additional dental procedures like cleanings and fillings. Through this commentary, Ashraf Dentistry reaffirms the importance of educating individuals on the proper oral hygiene practices, ultimately leading to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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