What is the proper way to clean my teeth?

When brushing your teeth it is best to place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth, aiming the bristles of your brush toward the gum line.


The join between the teeth and the gum is a nice niche for bacteria and plaque to accumulate, so it is important to target this area.


Once you have the brush at the correct angle, all you need to do is jiggle the brush gently back and forward, only brushing one or two teeth at a time. Don’t be excessively vigorous but also don’t be too mild.


Remember. You are trying to penetrate the bristles into the gaps between teeth to remove very soft plaque.


You need to be systematic – brushing all teeth in order, inside and outside – and you really should do it in front of a mirror so you can see what you are doing.


It is important to only move the toothbrush up and down (not side to side).


girl cleaning teeth illustration


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