Periodontics & Oral Surgery of Manhattan Beach
Dr. Caden Lim, DMD, MPH

The Goal of Brushing

The key to a great smile is a healthy smile

Let's review the techniques to achieve one

The Essentials: Always start with a good tooth brush

  • A soft manual tooth brush
  • A soft electric toothbrush


The Goal of Brushing is to remove bacterial plaque that forms everyday on your teeth.

  • Concentrate on brushing along the gum line.
  • Don't brush your gums, brush a little under the gum.
  • Brush for 4-5 minutes each time twice a day. It's easy to brush 2 minutes on top and 2 minutes on the bottom!


Manual brushes are moved back and forth along the gum line while electric brushes use a sulcular brush stroke starting under the gum.




Caden Lim, DMD, MPH 
Periodontics & Oral Surgery of Manhattan Beach
500 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 306
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-545-7079
Fax: 310-798-7191