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How to Brush Teeth

Daily brushing keeps the teeth clean, stimulates the gums and keeps the gums firm. Children should brush their teeth immediately after eating, to remove food particles. If a person cannot brush his teeth after eating, they should rinse their mouth thoroughly with water. Cavities are holes caused by decay in teeth. Teeth tend to decay on surfaces that touch because it is difficult to clean between teeth with a toothbrush. Thin, strong thread called dental floss is used to clean between the teeth.

How to Brush:

  1. Hold the brush with the bristles pointing toward the gums.
  2. Move the brush so it sweeps over the gums and teeth toward the biting surfaces
  3. Brush the teeth of each jaw separately - the upper teeth downward, the lower teeth upward.
  4. Use a scrubbing motion to clean the chewing surfaces.
  5. Brush the inner as well as out surfaces.
  6. Brush each area at least 10 times.

 

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