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How to Properly Brush & Floss

 

How to Brush

 

Brushing your teeth at least twice daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the major causes of tooth loss. Use a soft-bristle brush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and food particles. You should replace your brush when it begins to show wear or every three months, whichever comes first.

 

How to Brush

 

On outer and inner surfaces, brush at a 45-degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes against the gumline.

On chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat and brush back and forth.

How to Brush
How to Brush

On inside surfaces of front teeth, tilt brush vertically and use gentle up-and-down strokes with toe of brush.

Brush your tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and freshen your mouth.

How to Brush
 

How to Floss

 

Wrap an 18-inch strand around your middle fingers and hold a one-inch section tightly.

How to Brush
How to Brush

Ease floss between your teeth. Clean up and down several times while curving around teeth at the gumline. Don’t scrub.

How to Brush How to Brush

Always floss behind the last tooth. Unwind clean floss as you proceed.

How to Brush
How to Brush

Floss around the abutment teeth of a bridge and under artificial teeth using a floss threader.

 

You may experience sore or bleeding gums for the first several days you floss. If bleeding continues after the first week of flossing, call your dentist. If you are having trouble handling floss, you can ask about the use of a floss holder or other types of interdental cleaning aids.

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