In order for teeth to feel clean, the plaque bacteria must be mechanically removed from all of the mouth structures. This includes the gums, the teeth, between the teeth, the cheeks, and the tongue. The best way to do this is with a soft, end-rounded, multi-tufted toothbrush, such as GUM® toothbrushes
, and with dental floss
. These products are designed to remove plaque bacteria from your gumlines and teeth. The amount of time spent actually brushing should be approximately 2 minutes, or long enough to brush all of the gum tissues, tongue, cheeks, and teeth. This is about the length of one song on the radio. The size of the toothbrush is very important for good oral health. GUM® toothbrushes
fit most mouth sizes and are very good for overall bacteria removal. Smaller mouths may require a toothbrush with a smaller or compact head.