Every time you eat, tiny bits of food get stuck to your teeth and gums. These are so small that you cannot see them, but they feed the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay. That’s why you need to brush your teeth every morning and evening. It helps get rid of the food particles. But are you doing it right? Here are some tips for using your toothbrush better.

Call our Birmingham, AL dental office today at 205-545-8007 to schedule your next appointment. Even with perfect brushing, you still need a dental cleaning to keep your teeth safe. A dental exam from Dr. Perrigo can also help find any problems while it’s easier to take care of them.