Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center

Brushing And Flossing


Choosing the Right Toothbrush

With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing.     Read "Choosing the Right Toothbrush" article

How to Brush

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long    Read "How to Brush" article

How to Floss

Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.    Read "How to Floss" article

Toothbrush Care and Replacement

To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses.    Read "Toothbrush Care and Replacement" article

Interactive Guides

Fresh Breath Assessment

How fresh is your breath? Find out by visiting the Fresh Breath Institute.

Guide to Brushing

Test your brushing skills with our FUN 3-D brusher.
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