Brushing Up on Brushing
Seven steps for better brushing:
Place your toothbrush bristles at a 45 degree angle to the gumline.
Use just enough pressure to feel bristles against your gums and between teeth. (Donā??t squish the bristles.)
Brush all inner and outer tooth surfaces several times, using short, circular strokes and a scrubbing motion. Be sure to brush along the gumline as well.
Brush chewing surfaces straight on. Clean the inside surfaces of front teeth by tilting the brush vertically and making up-and-down strokes with the front of the brush.
Your toothbrush can only clean one or two teeth at a time. Move your brush frequently to reach every tooth and make sure you brush for two minutes.
Watch yourself in the mirror to make sure no tooth is left behind.
After brushing teeth, remember to brush your tongue. Oral bacteria can remain in taste buds.