Brush your teeth correctly for good oral health

POSTED: 12:30 PM PDT Aug 15, 2013    UPDATED: 12:34 PM PDT Aug 28, 2013 

By Mayo Clinic News Network

Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, while keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you stave off cavities. Consider these brushing basics from the American Dental Association: