Do you crave silky white teeth and a smile that lights up a room? If so, brushing your teeth is the best way to ensure your teeth remain healthy and white. It’s crucial that you brush your teeth thoroughly two times per day using the proper techniques. The video below, produced by Colgate, shows you step by step how to brush your teeth the proper way. The entire process should take about two minutes.

  1. Run cold water over your toothbrush (which should have soft nylon bristles)
  2. Squeeze a dab of fluoride toothpaste onto the bristles of your brush
  3. Place the brush at a 45 degree angle against your teeth
  4. Gentle sweep away from your gum line with short strokes moving up and down (pressing too hard can damage tooth enamel and gums)
  5. Continue with this motion cleaning teeth in small sections (rinse your brush after you complete each section)
  6. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth first
  7. Move to the lower teeth
  8. Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth (use the bristles at the tip of the brush)
  9. Move to the lower teeth once again
  10. Brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth (pay extra attention to your gum line, back teeth, fillings & crowns)
  11. Finish with the front teeth
  12. When you have brushed all of your teeth, gentle brush your tongue and the insides of your teeth to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.
  13. Rinse your mouth with water
  14. Admire your fresh and clean teeth in the mirror


For more information on how to keep your teeth healthy, contact your local dentist. If you’re looking for a dentist in Melbourne CBD, call Melbourne Central Dental on (03) 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

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