When you visit Dr. Spalitto, your
dentist in St. Louis, he will screen you for an array of complications, clean your teeth, and
evaluate your need for dental restorations like root canals or tooth extractions.
It is important, however, to understand how to brush your teeth properly
outside of the dentist’s office. Watch this video for an overview
of how to brush your teeth.
Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of dental hygiene, and yet many
people are misinformed about the proper techniques. Whether you use a
power brush or a manual brush, you should brush your teeth twice each
day. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and gently
brush away from the gums on each section of your teeth. You should spend
30 seconds on each of the 4 quadrants of your mouth.