Brushing and flossing your teeth may seem like simple enough procedures, but did you know that there is a right and wrong way to care for your teeth? Naturally, proper dental hygiene techniques can help keep your smile bright and healthy for life, whereas improper hygiene practices can cause more harm than good. To make sure you receive the utmost benefit out of your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, your Brighton family dentist, Dr. Thomas Villani, offers a comprehensive list of proper dental hygiene techniques.

Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Teeth

  • For additional protection against cavities, use toothpaste with fluoride. The mineral helps maintain your tooth enamel’s strength and protect your tooth from bacteria and tooth decay.
  • Villani recommends that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes to ensure that you thoroughly clean every surface of every tooth. Brush your teeth to a short, catchy song to help keep track of time.


Brighton Family Dental Group is located in Brighton MA. Featuring experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments, Brighton Family Dental Group is a great destination for any member of your family who is in need of dental care. Patients can schedule an appointment or a consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani by calling (617) 562-5210.