You should tilt the brush at 45 degrees against your gums, and use a gentle circular action at the gumline. This should remove any plaque hiding under the gumline or between the teeth.

You should gently brush the outside, and inside surfaces of all upper and lower teeth. For the chewing surface of your teeth – don’t forget the very back molars! – use a firm back-and-forth motion.

Brush your tongue. You’d be amazed how much plaque can build up on the tongue, causing bad breath and spreading bacteria to the teeth.