Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Look at the model to see the action you should use when brushing your teeth and follow the steps outlined below.

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a soft-to-medium brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Put the bristles at the join between teeth and gums, pointing towards the gums, and brush using short circular movements.
  • Brush all round every tooth, carefully making sure you can feel the brush on your gums.
  • Don't use too much force - give your teeth and gums a gentle scrub. Thorough brushing takes two or three minutes; why not time yourself?
  • After brushing, you should spit out the toothpaste - but do not rinse, as this lessens the effect of the fluoride.
  • Replace the brush when the bristles get out of shape.
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