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Tip 1: Brush in circles. If you brush in a straight motion, your gums will take a beating and develop a type of 'Christmas tree' pattern, thus causing unnecessary discomfort.

Tip 2: Brush teeth for two minutes or more to get the most effective cleaning.

Tip 3: Brush at least two times a day to keep cavities at a minimum.

Tip 4: Purchase a new toothbrush every six months, or every time the bristles of the brush begin to space apart and get scraggly.

Tip 5: Remember that it's not always about the teeth, one must take care of the gums as well. This means flossing regularly to keep gums healthy and plaque away from the crevasses between the teeth.

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