If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to how you brush your teeth, beyond squirting on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal.
How often you brush, how long you brush, the kind of technique and the toothbrush you use all impact on the effectiveness of your brushing. For instance, did you know you should brush for a minimum of two minutes, twice a day? Most people don't come close to brushing for that long, often brushing their teeth quickly and distractedly.
Read more about the importance of brushing, correct techniques and choosing the right toothpaste by downloading the Brushing Fact Sheet provided by the ADA: