Brushing Tips

  • Always use a soft toothbrush that has rounded soft bristle ends.
    • This type of brush will prevent injury to the gums and tooth abrasion.
  • Place your toothbrush on a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Brush the area back and forth using gentle strokes.
    • Vigorous brushing isn’t safe for the gums or the teeth and it won’t remove plaque any better or faster than using a gentle touch.
  • Brush all surfaces of the teeth: outer, inner and chewing surfaces and spend at least 30 seconds per quadrant or two minutes for the whole mouth.
    • Some people find it easier to use a sonic or oscillating type of interdental cleaner or toothbrush. Ask your Manus Dental team if a sonic or oscillating brush is right for you.
  • Use a fluoridated, low abrasive type of toothpaste.
  • Brush at least twice a day (morning and evening) and, if possible, after lunch.

Proper brushing, using a gentle stroke, will help keep the gums and teeth healthy for life.

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