How to brush your teeth

yoursmilebox how to brush

1. Rinse your toothbrush and apply pea-sized amount of toothpaste. 

2. Aim the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle towards the gum line. 

3. Use a gentle circular motion. Repeat on the inside surfaces. 

4. Use a light back and forth motion on the chewing surfaces. 

5. Spit and rinse with water after two minutes of brushing. 


Tooth brushing mistakes: 

  • You rush through because you're tired or late for work. It's important to brush for two minutes to thoroughly remove plaque. Place a timer for 2 minutes or listen to your favorite song. 
  • When it comes to brushing, harder isn't better. Loosen up your grip on the toothbrush and apply a gentle circular motion to remove plaque. 
  • When the bristles become discolored, bent, or dirty looking - replace your bamboo toothbrush and compost your old toothbrush every 3-4 months. 
  • Keep your toothbrush in the open air to keep mold or bacteria from growing on it when it’s wet.
  • Avoid the back and forth motion which can lead to recession. Only use this motion on the chewing surfaces.