Brushing and Flossing

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Brushing Instructions

Brushing: Step 1

Brushing & Flossing

While brushing, place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.

Brushing: Step 2

Brushing & Flossing

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

Brushing & Flossing

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

Brushing: Step 4

Brushing & Flossing

Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Instructions

Flossing: Step 1

Brushing & Flossing

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.

Flossing: Step 2

Brushing & Flossing

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

Flossing: Step 3

Brushing & Flossing

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

Flossing: Step 4

Brushing and Flossing

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

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