Brushing your teeth daily in central Leeds is probably as important as anything else that you do throughout the day and so it is important that you understand how to do it and put in a lot of effort to ensure the longevity of your teeth. When growing up, you were probably taught to brush up and down as opposed to side-to-side, and then it was gum-tooth-off. That technique is still valid today, although a lot of things have changed for the better when it comes to the type of brush you use, as many are designed to do a lot of the work for you. The bristles for example come in a range of soft to hard to cater for all teeth and gums, then, some brushes are angled and flexible to ensure you approach the teeth at the right angle. But one of the greatest advances in toothbrush technology has come with the electric toothbrush; these certainly do all of the hard work for you as long as you point them in the right direction. Rotary heads are great for swirling around the gums; up and down heads take the technique back to school-day basics; the pulse head brushes are designed to break plaque and tartar- all however work remarkably well and look after the interests of your teeth. With any brush that you choose, they need to be changed regularly in order to maintain the standards required to protect your teeth, most are colour coded and fade when it’s time for a change. Also, there is a greater need to ensure that your tongue is brushed as well- most brushes come with the facility to do so.