How to Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile we recommend you:
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. Ideally an hour after each meal. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed or bent beyond 30 degrees. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
  • Make sure to use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.

Proper Brushing Techniques
  1. Place bristles along the gumline at a 45° angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline
  2. Gently brush in continuous half circular motions on the outer surface of the teeth. Don't scrub.
  3. Maintain a 45 angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline. Gently brush using continuous half circular motions along all of the inner tooth surfaces.
  4. Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.
  5. Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth and use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria.