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If you’re not sure if your tooth-brushing technique is correct or proper, then our Preferred Dental Care team is more than happy to help you!

It’s very important to brush your teeth with the recommended technique. If you don’t, you may not be cleaning your smile to the best of your ability. So, to help you know how to brush your teeth, our team recommends using the following steps at least two times each day:

Step 1: Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. When you’re ready, gently move the brush back and forth, in short, tooth-wide strokes.

Step 2: Make sure to brush the entire tooth enamel of each tooth, including the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces. To clean the inside of the tooth, hold the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

Step 3: Finally, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.

As you brush, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. We also recommend using oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This approval proves that the tools have been tested and approved for safety and effectiveness. For more information and details, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Chris A. Gipe, regarding the best tooth brushing technique in Los Alamitos, California, please call 562-431-1349 today!