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Top 10 Toothbrushing Tips


  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste (kids use children’s toothpaste) about the size of a pea on your brush. Stay away from abrasive toothpastes. Common abrasives include calcium phosphates, alumina, calcium carbonate, and silica.
  3. Replace your toothbrush every three months, this includes electric toothbrush tips as well.
  4. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your mouth.
  5. If you have trouble holding or using a toothbrush, invest in an electric toothbrush.     Remember to let the bristles clean your teeth, not your muscles. DO NOT BRUSH HARD.
  6.  On the outer and inner surfaces, brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle in short strokes against the gum line.
  7. On chewing surfaces, brush back and forth.
  8. For the front teeth, tilt brush vertically and use gentle up and down strokes with toe of brush to clean the inside portion of these teeth.
  9.  Use Ultra Soft or Soft bristle heads for both electric and manual toothbrushes.  Using medium or harder bristles may cause tooth abrasion (wearing away of tooth material) and/or gum recession.
  10.  Brushing is very important to your oral and overall health. However, brushing alone will not remove plaque and food debris from inbetween your teeth. That`s right, Floss at least once a day for your optimal oral health.
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