How To Brush Your Teeth

Cleaning Teeth at Home

When your child’s teeth first come in, you should clean them with a soft toothbrush. At 3 or 4 years of age, your child should be able to learn to brush on his or her own with your help. 

By 8 years of age, your child will probably no longer need your help. It is important that your child make brushing a habit, as this limits tooth decay and helps prevent cavities.

How to clean your teeth – take 2 minutes to do it properly

  • Floss gently before brushing.
  • Use a hand or electric toothbrush with soft nylon bristles. Clean the outer and inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth. Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline.
  • Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes. For fresher breath brush your tongue too.
  • Replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear or about every 3 months.
  • Use a flouride toothpaste.

How to clean brush your teeth with An Ultrasonic Brush

How to clean brush your teeth with An Electric Toothbrush

Daily Flossing Techniques

Waterpik Flossing Techniques

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