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Proper angle for brushing teeth

Holding a toothbrush at a 45-degree angle

Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where the teeth meet the gums. Press firmly, and gently rock the brush back and forth using small circular movements. Do not scrub.

Current as ofMarch 27, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine