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Manual brushing guide

Brushing

Brushing

Be sure to brush thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste like parodontax® for at least two minutes twice a day, more often if your dentist recommends it.

Brushing removes plaque and food particles from the inner, outer and biting surfaces of your teeth.

Be gentle - rough brushing and worn toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel.

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Step 1

Step 1

Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gum line.

Be methodical - one of the biggest problems most people have is that they miss parts of their mouth when brushing. A routine will help ensure you clean every corner of your mouth every time you brush.

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Step 2

Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth

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Step 3

Step 3

Brush at an angle to the gums - brush in a circular or elliptical fashion. Using a back and forth motion can risk making the root surface tender and wearing down the gum line. When brushing, point the toothbrush downwards towards the gum at a 45 degree angle as this helps to clean the gum margin.

Pay special attention to the area where the teeth meet your gums - be especially careful to brush away plaque from the area around the gums and in the gaps between teeth. Combined with regular flossing, this will help you control plaque build-up.

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Step 4

Step 4

Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.

To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several small circular strokes with the front part of the brush.

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Step 5

Step 5

Brushing your tongue gently will help freshen your breath and will clean your mouth by removing bacteria.

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