How to Brush Your Teeth

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Brushing your teeth may seem straight forward, but there are certain techniques to follow to ensure your pearly whites get the deep clean they need. Here’s the step-by-step process for how to brush your teeth:

  1. Load up your brush with toothpaste. A pea-sized amount should be plenty.
  2. Align your brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.
  3. Making short strokes, begin to brush the outward facing surfaces of your teeth.
  4. Use the same short strokes to brush the chewing and inward facing surfaces of your teeth.
  5. Finish up with a brush of the tongue to remove bacteria.
  6. Spit, rinse, and you’re ready to go!

5 Brushing Myths

You should be brushing your teeth for a few minutes, twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). Regular brushing, flossing and visits to the dentist for professional cleaning will keep your teeth healthy and strong!


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