As recommended by the New Zealand Dental Association: a proper tooth brushing technique is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing and flossing are the two most important ways of removing plaque.

How to brush:

  • Brush at least twice daily: at night, before going to sleep and in the morning, after breakfast.
  • Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Hold your toothbrush at a 45° angle to your gums.
  • Brush all tooth surfaces gently and thoroughly by moving your brush back and forth in short tooth-wide strokes.

You can watch a video on how to brush on the Healthy Smiles website.