200 Forbes St, Suite 301, Annapolis, MD 21401(443) 832-4401
13974 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707(301) 490-8200
501 N Frederick Avenue, Suite 109, Gaithersburg, MD 20877(301) 527-8664
532 Baltimore Blvd, Suite 412, Westminster, MD 21157(410) 876-1747
Annapolis: (443) 832-4401
Laurel: (301) 490-8200
Gaithersburg: (301) 527-8664
Westminster: (410) 876-1747

Brushing

Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums.

Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating back & forth rolling motion. Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat.

Maintain a 45-degree angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline. Gently brush using back, forth, and rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces.

Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.

Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria.

Remember to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Researchers have established that thousands of microbes grow on toothbrush bristles and handles. Most are harmless, but others can cause cold and flu viruses, the herpes virus that causes cold sores, and bacteria that can cause periodontal infections.


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