How To Properly Brush Your Teeth



It’s Oral Health Month, and that’s always a great time to review proper brushing techniques! We even made you a handy poster to print off and hang up in your bathroom.


Proper Brushing Technique

We make it easy.

Follow these steps: 2 minutes/2 times per day!

  1. Use a small amount of toothpaste
  2. Brush the outside surface of all teeth using circular motion at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Brush the outer surface of all teeth using up and down motion
  4. Repeat inner surface of all teeth
  5. Brush the tongue
  6. Rinse out your mouth using water
  7. Congratulations!

Choose the right brush and replace often!

 Proper brushing is an important part of your dental care routine. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice per day for two minutes at a time to maintain a healthy mouth and smile.

  • Use a soft-bristled brush to protect your gums. Ask Dr. Uddin, Dr. Crain, or one of our knowledgeable dental hygienists about selecting the right size and shape brush for your mouth. Choosing the right size is important because it easily allows the brush to reach all areas. 
  • If your bristles become worn or frayed, replace your brush because it won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth once the brush is damaged. 
  •  Even if your bristles are not worn, replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
  • Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle at your gumline. Gently move the brush back and forth using small circular movements. The angle of the brush is an important part as this technique helps remove food from the tricky place where your tooth and gums meet.

Don’t’s about more than brushing!


You should also remember to floss between teeth daily. Food can get stuck between teeth, and bacteria can cause tooth decay when allowed to linger. Flossing is also important because it can help to reach places where toothbrush bristles can’t. It can remove plaque and leftover food tucked under the gum line.


We all know that sugary beverages and snacks can affect your dental health. Be sure to include lots of fresh vegetables and other healthy options in your overall diet.


We love to see you at your appointments! Keeping up to date with your regular visits helps to maintain and even improve the health of your mouth. Call our office at 715-483-5026 to schedule your next appointment now!

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