A visit to the dental hygienist will take about 20-30 minutes.
Most people brush their teeth using up and down or side-to-side motions. This brushing method is incorrect and can harm your teeth. Instead, you should brush with circular motions. Slant your tooth at a 45-degree angle against your teeth, with the bristles facing the gum line. Move your toothbrush back and forth 2-3 times under the bristles and then roll and sweep away from the gums to remove food debris and bacteria.