How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is supposed to be as natural as waking up in the morning. However, a lot of people do it wrong or fail to do it as often as necessary to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Learning how to brush your teeth properly is crucial to avoid gum and teeth disease. It becomes even more important when you have children because you’ll want to pass on this habit of regularly brushing to your kids.


  • Turn the brush head by forty-five degrees. Gently brush your teeth against your gum line and then away from your gums. This will push the plaque and food away from the gums and out of your mouth.
  • Ensure that you brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of your teeth. It is also very important to make sure you brush the very last tooth at the back of your mouth. Very often children focus on brushing the front teeth but fail to brush the very back, leading to tooth decay and cavities in their back molars.
  • Also make it a point to brush your tongue outward in order to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath. There are toothbrushes designed with a soft but ridged backside made specifically for cleaning out the tongue. It is advisable to avail of a toothbrush such as this especially if you are training your kids to brush on their own.
  • Make it a habit to replace your toothbrush as soon as it shows signs of wear and tear. A toothbrush with frays cannot properly reach corners and the areas between your teeth as well as a brand new brush. It is recommended to replace your toothbrush once every three months.
  • Flossing should also be done frequently as a toothbrush on its own won’t be enough to get all the bacteria and food remains stuck between the teeth. Very often, flossing will get rid of the bacteria that sticks to the gums and may become plaque and tartar.

Brushing your teeth may become more complicated when you’re wearing braces or retainers. This also becomes more complicated when you’ve got dentures. Visiting Lifetime Dental Rancho Cucamonga office will allow you to get proper assistance from Dr. Afzali.

For further inquiries concerning tooth brushing, flossing and other important dental care techniques, simply call our office at (909) 483-0812 to schedule an appointment.

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