Brushing your teeth is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. For a healthy mouth and smile the ADA recommends you:
The proper brushing technique is to:
Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete oral care routine. You should also make sure to:
Talk to your dentist about what types of oral care products will be most effective for you. The ADA Seal lets you know the product has met ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness. Look for the ADA Seal on fluoride toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, interdental cleaners, oral irrigators, mouth rinses and other oral hygiene products.