Whenever you use a manual or electric toothbrush, proper toothbrushing involves these five things
A soft toothbrush
This is kind to your gums and makes it much easier to remove the plaque below the gumline where gum disease starts
Toothpaste with fluoride
Use a pea sized amount of toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride hardens the outer layer of your teeth. It may stop a cavity in its tracks and will five your more resistance to future cavities.
The right technique.
Angle the bristles of the brush along the gumline at a 45 degree angle and apply gentle pressure so the bristles slide under the gumline. Vibrate the brush while you move it in short back and forth strokes and in small circular motions. Brush two or three teeth at a time, and then move to the next teeth allowing some overlap. To brush the backs of the front teeth, tilt the brush and use the tip of the brush.
Brush in a pattern
Make sure you brush all areas of your teeth. Start with the upper back teeth on the outside then move to the lower teeth on the outside. Then brush the insides of the upper, then lower teeth. Finish with your tongue and roof of mouth. This removes bacteria and keeps your breath fresh.
Brush after breakfast & before bed.
Timing is important. Brushing after breakfast cleans away the morning’s food debris and prevents bad breath. And brushing your teeth at night protects them from the harmful bacteria while you sleep.