Brush up on how to brush your teeth

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You brush your teeth every day, but are you doing it properly? Here's how to brush: Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Or use an electric toothbrush. Either way, brush your teeth at least twice a day: in the morning and before you go to bed.

July 15, 2014 See more In-depth