How do I properly brush my teeth?

Move the brush in small circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line. Hold the brush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, covering all areas between teeth and the surface of each tooth. It will take you a few minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) or as directed by your dentist.

Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste. For children younger than 2 years old, use a fluoride-free toothpaste. For children older than 2 years old, use no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Brush your teeth twice a day or as directed by your dentist:

- First, gently place the bristles at a 45 degree angle to the gumline.

- Second, gently move the brush back and forth.

- Third, brush the outer, inner, and biting surfaces of each tooth.

- Fourth, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

- Fifth, brush the roof of your mouth before you rinse.

- Finally, rinse your mouth with water to remove any remaining toothpaste.

How long should I brush my teeth for?

You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day. However, it is recommended that you brush after each meal, for at least 30 seconds.

How often should I floss my teeth?

You should floss your teeth at least once a day.

What is the proper way to floss my teeth?

Before you begin, rinse your mouth with water. Take 18 inches of dental floss and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving about 2 inches in between.


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