How to Brush

How to Brush

Brushing your teeth properly is the single most important thing you can do to protect your teeth and prevent cavities.

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes, or a 120 seconds. While that sounds very short, the two minutes of brushing can feel like a life time. In fact, most of people do not come close to brushing that long. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restorations.

Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

  • Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the chewing surfaces
  • For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Happy family brushing teeth in the bathroom

Proper Brushing Technique

Your Dentistry at Morgan Hill Dental recommend the following proper brushing technique:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

Our Sacramento dentists are happy to quickly demonstrate best practices and walk you and family through this simple process.

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Monday: 9am to 6pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: by Appointment
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 4pm
Sunday: by Appointment

795 Cochrane Road, Suite 120, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

New Patients: (408) 520-1782
Current patients: (408) 465-9016

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Dental Practice of Dr. H Gondara
795 Cochrane Road, Suite 120, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

New Patients: (408) 520-1782
Current patients: (408) 465-9016

Email: info@yourdentistrymh.com

Our Hours

Monday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday by Appointment
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday – by Appointment

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