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Go Electric!

We often recommend electric toothbrushes to our patients. They are an excellent tool for ensuring that your teeth are brushed effectively and with a soft brush head! The 2 minute rule still applies but these types of brushes have been shown to clean more effectively than a typical manual technique.

We have found that they work better for young children as most children do not have the manual dexterity to brush properly until they are about 8 years of age. Help them establish solid lifelong habits by flossing and then brushing for two minutes with a manual or electric toothbrush.

How should I brush my teeth?

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums. 
  • Move the brush back and forth gently in a short circular pattern.
  • Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • Use the "toe" of the brush to clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, using a gentle up-and-down stroke.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.



Smilebrite Family Dental

Dr. Neil Zastre Inc.

110 - 11971 Third Avenue

(entrance on Chatham Street)

Richmond, BC V7E 3J9