Teach children the proper technique early, to help encourage them to develop good oral health habits. Start with these simple steps to get kids off to a good start.
- Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums.
- Move the brush back and forth gently, in short strokes, over the fronts, backs, and tops of your teeth. Don’t scrub hard along the gum line you can irritate your gums.
- Don’t forget to brush (and floss) behind your top front teeth and behind the bottom front teeth. Use the top bristles of the brush to reach this area some toothbrushes have a slightly longer tip to make it easier to reach these spots.