We all know how important it is to brush your teeth, for a healthy mouth and smile, but did you know that if you brush with your non-dominant hand you can also give your brain cells a boost? Doing simple tasks such as brushing your teeth, combing your hair, opening jars, washing dishes and even eating with chopsticks with your opposite hand actually strengtheners neural connections in your brain and will help grown new ones. It might feel awkward to do some of these tasks, but brushing your teeth with the opposite hand is pretty easy once you get used to it.
Don’t forget, when brushing to use a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months or as soon as the bristles are frayed.
Dr. David M. Greene, DMD
As the founder and Executive Director of Scarsdale Dental Spa, Dr. David M. Greene, DMD oversees all clinical services. His high level of skill and understanding nature has allowed him to provide patients with the best in dental care for over 30 years.