How to Brush Your Teeth

10 Steps to Brushing Your Teeth

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1. Get a Good Toothbrush – Always choose a soft-bristled brush with a small head. A hard brush is too tough on your gums. A large head can be difficult to maneuver.

2. Buy the right toothpaste – In general, any toothpaste with fluoride will do the job. Two of the best brands we recommend are Colgate Total and Crest Pro-Health.

3. Start with a pea-sized drop of toothpaste.

4. Pick your starting area – You want to start in one area and work your way around the mouth so you don’t miss any spots. The total time you’ll be brushing is between 2 and 4 minutes

5. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the teeth and gums.

6. Gently press the toothbrush against the gums so the tips of the bristles go in between the gums and teeth.

7. Apply a few lateral strokes and roll the brush down to sweep away plaque and debris from your gum line.

8. Repeat this stroking motion 6-10 times on every 2-3 teeth.

9. When brushing the back side of your front teeth, hold the brush vertically for better reach.

10. Brush your teeth at least twice a day – after breakfast and before you go to bed. If you can squeeze in a brushing after lunch, that’s even better.

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