Good Brushing Technique

Good tooth brushing technique, morning and evening, is the foundation of good oral hygiene.

It takes about 2 minutes to brush your teeth properly.  Using a soft bristled brush, apply a small amount of flouride toothpaste (about the size of a pea) to your brush.

Brush gently so as not to damage your gums or tooth enamel.

Brush away from your gums, on the front and back of your teeth, a small area at a time. 

Once the front and rear of your teeth are clean, brush the biting surfaces (where you chew) of your teeth.

Rinse with a small amount of water.

If your dentist has advised, finish with a mouthwash.

Try not to eat between meals.

Your dentist will be happy to show you how best to brush your teeth and answer any questions you might have.  -Make sure to bring your toothbrush to your 6 monthly appointment.

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