May 22,

How to Brush & Floss

How to Brush & Floss

How to brush your teeth:

Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles.
• Squeeze a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on your brush.
• Set your brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth.
• Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet.
• Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don’t scrub.
• Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side and the tongue side.
• Gently brush your tongue. This removes bacteria and helps freshen breath.
• A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes.
• You should replace your toothbrush every three months.

How to floss your teeth:

Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles.
• Squeeze a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on your brush.
• Set your brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth.
• Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet.
• Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don’t scrub.
• Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side and the tongue side.
• Gently brush your tongue. This removes bacteria and helps freshen breath.
• A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes.
• You should replace your toothbrush every three months.

Last modified on Feb 09, 2017