How To Brush Your Teeth

  • Once you have finished flossing, run water over your toothbrush and apply a thin strip of toothpaste containing fluoride.
  • Start with your upper molars (back teeth) on your right side and work in a clockwise direction.
  • Point the bristles toward the gumline, in a 45-degree angle. Use a short circular motion for approximately 10 seconds.
  • After 10 seconds, roll the brush head away from the gumline, so the bristles sweep the surface of the tooth, removing the food and plaque.
  • Continue working in a clockwise direction, ending with the lower molars on your right side. Repeat step two and three for the inside surface of the upper and lower molars.
  • Brush the lingual (back) surface of the upper-front teeth by using the tip of the toothbrush head. Direct the bristles toward the gumline, and use a flicking motion down the surface of the tooth. Do this 2 to 3 times.
  • Point the bristles of the tip of the toothbrush toward the gumline. Flick the bristles up, away from the gumline in a sweeping motion. Do this 2 to 3 times.
  • Brush the biting surface of the upper and lower premolars and molars, using a circular motion.
  • Using a gentle circular motion, brush your tongue for 10 seconds and the inside of your cheeks for 10 seconds.
  • Finish by rinsing with water