Q: What’s the Correct Way to Brush?

By Dr. Cheryl Bresnahan

My patients regularly ask whether or not they’re brushing their teeth correctly. Not too hard question to answer, but, depending on whether you use a manual or a power toothbrush, the techniques are slightly different.

For Manual Toothbrushing

To see the proper technique for manual toothbrushing, take a minute to watch the video below from Dr. Mark Burhenne at Ask the Dentist.com.

For Power Toothbrushing

To learn more about the benefits of power toothbrushes, please see my previous FAQ “Why Use a Power Toothbrush?

Dr. Cheryl Bresnahan is a licensed dentist and the founder of Dental Perfections in Whitewater, WI. If you'd like to ask her a question, please visit the Ask Dr. Cheryl section of our Web site.