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How to Brush Your Teeth the Correct Way

January 23, 2019

Most of us are taught at a young age the importance of brushing our teeth. Yet, many adults still don't really know the correct way to brush their teeth in order to maximize the benefits.

Here are a few easy tips and step-by-step instructions to keep in mind next time you brush:

  • Always use a brush with soft nylon bristles
  • Use a small toothbrush head to easily access all the teeth – especially way in the back
  • Electric toothbrushes can provide a more efficient brush and very helpful for those with dexterity problems
  • Use a pea-size amount of FLUORIDE toothpaste on your brush – helps to protect your teeth
  • Place your toothbrush on a 45 degree angle against your teeth
  • Gently sweep the brush away from the gums
  • Use care not to press too hard to avoid causing damage to the gums
  • Work in small sections rather than brushing broad strokes all around your mouth
  • Be sure to focus on the spaces between the teeth
  • Rinse your mouth AND your toothbrush when finished to remove bacteria
  • Brush your tongue and inside cheeks
  • Follow up your brushing with an antibacterial rinse for extra protection
  • Use a timer to insure you brush at least 2-3 minutes for a thorough job
  • Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months to insure you are not introducing bacteria back into your mouth
  • Brush at least twice a day, especially after eating! This is the best way to reduce the build up of plaque on your teeth and help keep your teeth healthy and problem free.

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