3 Teeth Brushing Tips for Improved Dental Health

Dr. Jim DeCapite realizes that a lot of kids and many adults in the Metro Detroit area are in a quick hurry early in the morning. Teeth brushing may be something that gets done quickly as everyone rushes out the door to school and to work. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage our patients to take their time and brush their teeth properly for good dental health. A few minutes in the morning and again in the evening can make a lifetime of difference!

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff want everyone in Livonia and the surrounding areas to learn these three tips for brushing their teeth, so they can enjoy improved dental health:

  • Brush for two full minutes: Most people, adults and children alike, do not brush long enough. Two minutes is the recommended time needed to ensure a good, thorough cleaning. It may help to sing a song (not out loud, of course) that lasts two minutes, such “Welcome to the Working Week” by Elvis Costello or “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley!
  • Brush twice a day: At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand busy mornings and evenings. However, it’s important to take two minutes after getting up, and before going back to bed to brush, to keep teeth clean and healthy.
  • Use the proper technique for brushing: Start with the outer surfaces, then brush the inner surfaces, and finally the chewing surfaces. Outer, inner, chew – maybe singing that for two minutes will help!

Always remember, 2×2! Brush twice a day for two minutes, using the proper technique for improved dental health for the whole family. Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff want all our patients in the Metro Detroit area to take the time to enjoy quality dental health. Contact us today for a professional dental cleaning so those teeth will be even cleaner and healthier!

We are conveniently located at 31544 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia MI, at the northwest corner of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, within a 20 to 30-minute drive for much of Metro Detroit, including Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Canton, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Westland, Southfield, and Detroit.


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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