If you have trouble managing with a manual toothbrush, consider using an electric toothbrush.
Brush first with a dry brush; follow this by brushing with toothpaste.
Dry brushing should take about 90 seconds.
Brushing with toothpaste should take about 30 seconds.
Use a toothpaste containing fluoride.
Hold your brush at a 45° angle with the bristles toward the gum.
Brush every tooth surface and along the gum line, using small, circular motions.
Clean between your teeth once each day, using either floss or another cleaning aid prescribed by your dentist
Ask your dentist if you would benefit from a fluoride mouth rinse.
Get Regular Professional Dental Care
You should see your dentist every six months for a careful cleaning and for a thorough dental checkup. Furthermore, if you’ve already been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you should have a more thorough cleaning every three months.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a