3" 3" 2.875" Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush in a size and shape that fits your mouth comfortably. Replace your toothbrush every three months, or sooner if the bristles are worn or frayed. Worn toothbrushes won’t clean teeth properly. Both manual and powered toothbrushes are effective at removing plaque. If you have hand, arm or shoulder problems that limit movement, a powered toothbrush may be easier for you to use. Supervise teeth brushing for children up to age 6—make sure they use the right amount of toothpaste and spit the toothpaste out. Begin brushing children’s teeth as soon as the first tooth comes in and until the age of 3 years, using a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice. After age 3, use a pea-sized amount. Eating a healthy diet, limiting snacks and visiting your dentist regularly will help you keep your smile healthy for years to come. 1. Place your toothbrush against your gums at a 45-degree angle. Move the brush back and forth gently and in short strokes, about as wide as each of your teeth. 2. Brush the outer tooth surfaces, keeping the toothbrush at an angle to the gums. 3. Brush the inner tooth surfaces. 4. Brush the chewing surfaces. 5. Use the top part of the brush to clean the inside surface of the top and bottom front teeth. Use a gentle up-and-down motion. Basic Brushing Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about the best way to brush your teeth. Here are a few tips to help you start a good routine: When choosing a toothbrush, floss and fluoride toothpaste, look for products that show the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This means that the product meets the ADA’s standards for safety and effectiveness. For children under three years old For children three to six years old Brushing Quick Reference Card The best way to fight tooth decay and gum disease is by brushing your teeth. Use this step-by-step quick reference card to give your patients a visual refresher on proper brushing techniques. It also reminds patients to choose a soft-bristled brush and replace it every three months. W257 Two-sided cards, 100 per pack Flossing Quick Reference Card If patients feel clumsy about flossing or just plain forget, this handy card gives pointers and encouragement. Close-up photos show each step of proper flossing technique. Great to send home as a hygiene reminder! W258 Two-sided cards, 100 per pack Basic Brushing Give your patients a refresher on basic brushing using this handy resource. Encourage twice-daily brushing and reinforce good oral hygiene habits with step-by-step pictures of proper brushing technique. W112 Mini-brochure, 5.875” x 3”, 100 per pack Basic Flossing Get patients to see flossing as an essential part of oral care. Mini-brochure shows the steps with easy-to-follow photos, while the text coaches patients to stick with it until they get the hang of flossing. Mentions helpful types of interdental cleaners, too. W137 Mini-brochure, 5.875” x 3”, 100 per pack W112 W137 W257 W258 Pricing for Quick Reference Cards PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2–9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 Pricing for Mini-Brochures PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2–9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 58 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 inside front cover inside back cover interior panel
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