oral hygiene

The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Aug 24 • 1 minute read

The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Yes, there is a proper way to brush your teeth!

The Toothbrush 

*Always choose a soft bristle toothbrush , must be able to clean between teeth and gum line

*Choose the right size toothbrush for your mouth 

*Make sure the toothbrush is comfortable to hold

*Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

*Never cover your toothbrush (this allows bacteria to stay on brush head)

The Technique 

*Think gentle, you do not need to scrub your teeth , brushing too hard is damaging your teeth and gums 

*Always brush for at least 2 minutes , 2 times a day.  This is what is needed to maintain a healthy mouth. 

*Aim your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle

*Use a pea size amount of toothpaste( more is not better)

*Use a gentle circular motion

*Brush inside surfaces

*Use a back and forth motion on chewing surfaces

*Brush a few teeth at a time

Don’t forget to floss

*floss gently

*Ease the floss between each tooth

*discard floss after each use

Also , don’t forget your tongue. Use your toothbrush to gently glide over  the surface and sides of your tongue.

With these few simple steps . You are well on your way to a healthy smile!


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