It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day with proper technique.  So what exactly is the proper way to brush your teeth?

With a soft bristle toothbrush:

  • Place at a 45° angle to the gums
  • With light pressure, move the toothbrush in small strokes back and forth (think tooth-wide strokes)
  • Make sure to get the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of your teeth
  • Tilt the toothbrush vertically and use several up and down strokes to clean the inside of the front teeth
  • Don’t forget to floss at least once per day!

Make sure to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush heads every 3 months, or after sickness.  Let your brush bristles breathe and air dry.

Check out this video from the American Dental Association (ADA)