Brushing your teeth is more of a science than most patients give it credit for. However, since proper Glendale dental care starts with proper brushing technique, we’re here to set the record straight on how you should be going about it. For starters, hold your brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth and gums. Gently apply enough pressure so that the bristles are in contact with your teeth and gums, and so that when you start brushing, the bristles are able to work in between your teeth to help clean out food particles, harmful bacteria, tartar, and plaque. Finally, brush in a downward stroke 6 to 10 times on each tooth to achieve optimal results!