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Brushing Your Teeth

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Brushing has long been established as an effective method of cleaning the teeth. Because bacteria is the source of disease, we emphasize cleaning your teeth and gums daily at home. The objective of brushing is to accomplish two things. To prevent tooth decay and gum disease and to remove the buildup of plaque on exposed surfaces of the teeth. No ability or prior skill is required in the cleaning of teeth. Brushing should occur after breakfast, as well as at bedtime. Brush long enough to do the job. That means three minutes of brushing.

Required Tools

 Teeth to brush
 Toothbrushes with soft, nylon, round ended bristles.
 Bathroom or kitchen sink

Required Materials

 Toothpaste
 Running water

The tools and materials cost under $10.00 available at pharmacies, supermarkets and department stores.

List of Major Steps

1.) Preparing the toothbrush
2.) Brushing the teeth
3.) Cleanup after brushing


Step 1: Preparing the toothbrush
In order to be able to brush the teeth, the toothbrush must be prepared prior to cleaning.

1.1 Take the toothbrush.
1.2 Run the toothbrush under warm water for five seconds to loosen bristles.
1.3 Unscrew the lid of the toothpaste.
1.4 Hold the toothbrush in an upright position in order to apply a two-centimeter strip of toothpaste on the head of the toothbrush.

Step 2: Brushing the teeth

1.1 Position the head of the toothbrush against your teeth, with the tips of the bristle angled against the gum line at a 45-degree angle.
1.2 Move the brush in a gentle, circular motion. Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled horizontally against the gum line.
1.3 Use the same motion to brush the inside surfaces of the teeth.
1.4 Scrub chewing surfaces of all teeth
1.5 To clean inside the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make gen...

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