How to Brush Your Teeth in the Morning

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To brush your teeth daily is an important part of maintaining good oral health because it helps keep your teeth clean and get rid of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Even though most people brush their teeth every day, many do not know how to brush their teeth properly.

How to brush your teeth in the morning

Take your time

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed. When it comes to brushing your teeth in the morning, many people rush through the process because they are running late and think a quick scrub is good enough.

In order to get the full benefits of brushing your teeth, dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for two full minutes.

Brush your entire mouth

When you brush your teeth in a hurry, you do not clean your entire mouth because you are trying to get it over with quickly. You should brush your entire mouth by making sure you go over the top right part, the top left part, the bottom right part and the bottom left part.

When you brush each section, make sure you brush the surface of both the front and back of your teeth, as well as the chewing surface. You should also remember to brush your tongue thoroughly to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

Use floss

Even though brushing helps get rid of the food particles on your teeth, your brush is not capable of getting all the food particles out of your mouth because there will be some that get stuck between your teeth.

Flossing after brushing your teeth can remove any leftover food particles, helping to prevent tooth decay and the bad breath that occurs when the stuck food starts to rot.

Use mouthwash

Some people substitute brushing their teeth in the morning by using mouthwash, which improves their breath but does not clean their mouths as well as brushing does. Instead of substituting brushing with mouthwash, you should use mouthwash to rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing to wash out any remaining food particles and prevent tooth decay.

Replace your toothbrush regularly

Dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three months to get the maximum benefits because they are not as effective once the bristles start to fray. If the bristles fray before three months, you should replace the toothbrush.

Dentists also recommend using an electric toothbrush over a regular toothbrush; they do a better job at cleaning the surfaces of your teeth because you do not have to worry about holding the brush at a certain angle and only have to slide the bristles across your teeth while the brush does all the work.


Having a healthy mouth requires taking your oral health seriously by brushing your teeth properly at least two times a day. If you need more information about how to brush your teeth properly in the morning, talk to your dentist and ask them for more tips.

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