How to Brush Your Teeth

1. Choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough not to damage your teeth or gums.

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2. Select good toothpaste. Usually a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is enough. In general, any toothpaste that contains Fluoride will do the job, unless you have special needs that are determined by your dentist. Two of the best brands of toothpastes are Colgate Total and Crest Multicare.

3. Brush from a specific location and work your way to the opposite side, continuing all the way through the whole mouth so that you end where you started. This way you won’t miss any area. An adequate brushing should last at least 2 minutes and preferably around 4 minutes.