A proper toothbrushing technique is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
Brush gently, thoughtfully and thoroughly. Doing this at least twice a day can help prevent decay by minimizing the debris and bacteria in your mouth.
Using a toothbrush that has bristles that are too hard, or an incorrect technique of brushing can cause your gums to be damaged during the toothbrushing process and can cause them to recede (gum recession) or cause destruction (abrasion) to the teeth and roots. It is important to choose a toothbrush with soft rounded polished filaments rather than medium or hard. We recommend changing your toothbrush at least every 90 days or after an illness.
Hold the toothbrush at a 45° angle so that the filaments reach the gum line. Brush with light pressure using small circular or vibrating movements. Brush the inside, outside and biting surfaces of the teeth, twice a day for at least four minutes if using a manual toothbrush.