Pro tip from the Dentist: The Best Way to Brush

Frequency:

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.

Replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Make sure to use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.

Technique:

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.

Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes. If you have a tendency to bush too hard, only hold the toothbrush with your thumb and index finger.

Don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and help keep your breath fresh.

Brush for at least 2 minutes to times per day.

Source: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth

Download this great infographic from the ADA on “How to Brush”