Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

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Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums.

Place bristles along the gumline at a 45-degree angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline. Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating back & forth rolling motion. Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat. Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

Maintain a 45-degree angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline. Gently brush using back, forth, and rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces. Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush. Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria. Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

--Illustrations adapted by and used courtesy of the John O. Butler Company--

 

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