How to brush with a manual toothbrush

  1. Wet the toothbrush’s bristles with a small amount of water.
  2. Squeeze the toothpaste on to the toothbrush bristles. 
  3. Place the toothbrush into your mouth at a 45-degree angle with the bristles sitting half over your teeth and half over your gums. Move the toothbrush gently in small circular or back-forward motions. Move around the mouth to reach all tooth surfaces. Begin by brushing the top right hand side teeth and then moving to brush the top left hand side teeth. Then move on to brush the lower left teeth and finally brushing the lower right hand side teeth. 
  4. Turn the toothbrush as required to reach the outside, inside and top/chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  5. Brush down to the gums to remove the bacteria sitting on the teeth in these areas. 
  6. After brushing, spit out the toothpaste foam but do not rinse your mouth with water. Not rinsing your mouth allows a layer of the fluoride toothpaste to sit on the teeth for longer, increasing protection.