The first step to properly brushing your teeth is to select the right tooth brush. A brush with soft bristles and a small head is best for the majority of the population.
Next is choosing the right a toothpaste that includes Fluoride (unless your Dentist suggests something different for your specific needs). We suggest Colgate Total and Crest Multicare. Usually a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is sufficient for a thorough cleaning.
It is best to brush your teeth after every meal, but if that is not possible, brushing after breakfast and before going to bed is acceptable. Be sure to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, with 4 minutes being optimum,
To properly brush your teeth, hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle. slanted toward the teeth and gums, with the bristles gently pressed against the gums so the bristles go between the teeth and gums. Gently sweep the brush down 6 to 10 times on all your teeth to remove any plaque. While brushing the chewing surfaces of your teeth, use shorter strokes to worked plaque out of the grooves. Finally, hold your tooth brush vertically to properly brush the backs of your teeth.