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Brush up on your brushing technique

We all know how to brush our teeth, but just a few small tweaks can really make a difference to this daily practice.


You probably already have a good handle on your oral hygiene, but there might be a few techniques to help you achieve an even cleaner, healthier mouth.

Have a read through these tips to make sure you’re getting the best out of your brushing.

Think circular

Most of us brush forcefully from left to right, but it’s better for your mouth to move your toothbrush in soft, circular movements.

Oral-B electric toothbrushes have circular brush heads, which mean they cup each tooth and give it a good polish.

Brush beyond what you can see

Plaque is more likely to build up in hidden areas, such as behind your bottom teeth in the front or on your back molars, so be sure to brush there. Don’t forget to floss between every tooth, too!

Time yourself

Brushing for two minutes, twice a day is recommended, so make sure you’re taking the full two minutes.

Oral-B electric toothbrushes have a timer that can help you to keep track.

Think ‘out’ then ‘in’

Clean the outer surfaces of your teeth first (top then bottom) before doing the inner surfaces.

Don’t miss the gum line

It’s important your toothbrush shows your gums some TLC to keep them healthy, too.

Try using Oral-B Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste to help rejuvenate your gums and repair weakened enamel.

Don’t skip the ‘biting’ surfaces

That flat bit that meets your other teeth needs a good clean every time you brush.

Think about angles

When brushing tricky areas such as the gum line, tilt the brush to a 45-degree angle, and tilt your jaw as needed to get into the back areas. This is essential for removing plaque build-up and food remnants.

Switch it up

The Oral-B GENIUS 9000 removes up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Impressive, right? If you haven’t already, it’s time to make the switch…

Don’t just brush your teeth

Lightly brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth as well – it helps get rid of pesky bacteria.

Remember, you can’t do it all yourself

Be sure to schedule a trip to see your dentist every six months – they can do things we can’t, such as remove tartar and check for decay and gum disease.

How do you look after your teeth? Comment below to share your advice.

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Visiting dentist regularly is great but my dentist will not do any addition things like polishing the teeth. This is classes as a separate appointment with hygenist at additional charge. It used to be part of my normal checkup....how times have changed!

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