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.