How to Brush
Brushing is an essential part of the
tooth-cleaning process. Brushing removes plaque
* the chewing surfaces
* the check and tongue sides of teeth
* at the gumline, where periodontal disease often begins.
Most people tend to brush too hard so we
strongly advise the use of a soft toothbrush or
an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes
are recommended for people who tend to brush too
hard. It is also a good idea to change your
brush about every three months.
For the back teeth, hold the brush at a 45
degree angle in relation to the gumline (Step
1). Use short, circular strokes as you move the
brush at the junction of the gums and teeth.
Also brush the chewing surfaces of these teeth
by hold the brush parallel to the surface of the
teeth and brush back and forth.
For the tongue side of the front teeth, hold the
brush so that the bristles at the top of the
brush contact the gums at a 45 degree angle
(Step 2). Again, use short, circular stokes to
clean the teeth. For the cheek side, hold the
brush from the side at a 45 degree angle and use
short, circular strokes (Step 3).
You can also brush the surface of your tongue to
remove the bacteria and debris that reside on