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Wright Way to Brush:

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — not less than 120 seconds! To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

  • Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the chewing surfaces
  • For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too

Tilt the brush at a 45  angle against the gum line and sweep or roll the brush away from the gum line.

Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back and forth strokes.

Gently bush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you’ve had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to re-infection.

How Important is The Toothpaste I Use?

Today there is a wide variety of toothpaste designed for many conditions; including cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth and sensitivity. You should ask your dentist which toothpaste is right for you.

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth. Also a powered toothbrush is a good alternative, too.

You should avoid of eating sweetly things a lot. You should wash your mouth immediately. After eating acidic food, you should wash your mouth, too.