Everyday I stress the need of effective brushing with my patients and share the following techniques and my patients find them very useful..
How to Brush
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. Replace your toothbrush every three months.
Brush at a 45 angle to your teeth. Put the bristles at the place where your gums and teeth meet. Use gentle circles. Don’t scrub. Years of brushing too hard can make your gums recede.
Clean every surface of every tooth. This means you must brush the cheek side, the tongue side and the top of each tooth.
Slow down. A thorough brushing should take two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.
Brush your tongue.