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Our Dental Associates of Manchester team cares about you, your smile, and your oral health, which is why we recommend having the best oral hygiene possible. To help you achieve that goal, we are happy to give you brushing tips that can improve your brushing technique.

It’s best to brush your smile twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to use tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. That ensures that the products you use are the best and safest tools possible.

For the proper brushing technique in Manchester, Iowa, Dr. Timothy Collier and our team recommend using the following three steps:

Step 1: Start your brushing routine by holding your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Then, use short, tooth-wide strokes and gently move the brush back and forth across your teeth.  

Step 2: Make sure to thoroughly brush each tooth by scrubbing the inner, outer, and chewing surface. To clean the inside surface of the tooth, hold the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

Step 3: When you are done brushing your teeth, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

If you do these three things, you will have a pristine tooth-brushing technique! For more information and details, please call 563-927-4746 today and talk to our helpful dental team. We also recommend scheduling an appointment with your dentist if you would like a personal demonstration on the proper brushing technique. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!