Contrary to what some people believe, there is a “right way” to brush your teeth.

Whether you have a regular toothbrush or an electric one, there are certain steps and precautions every person should take!

We’ve all been asked that one question, “Do you floss?”

The correct order of your oral care routine should be brush, floss and then rinse. The brand of toothpaste doesn’t matter too much, just as long as it contains fluoride.

To make sure you’re getting every tooth in your mouth, there are a few techniques to keep in mind!

Use short, circular motions to ensure you’re cleaning your teeth properly and always use a soft or extra soft toothbrush.

Brush to keep your teeth for a lifetime using the Bass technique.

Do this by holding your toothbrush horizontally at a 45-degree angle so the bristles clean gently along the gum line. Brush for two minutes, twice a day.

There is such thing as using too much pressure, which can unfortunately cause you to break down the enamel on your teeth – and no one wants that. Make sure you’re keeping this in mind during your brushing routine and are brushing gently.

And let’s not forget about the backs of your teeth! Use the tip of your brush to make sure you’re getting a good clean.

Lastly, and most importantly – the tongue! This is often missed by most people. Bad breath starts from your tongue and your cheeks, so it’s important to clean them regularly.

Finish up your routine with a quick rinse of the mouth using water or a mouthwash of your choice and you’re good to go!

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