A guide for tooth brushing


Quick tips for the best possible results!

Use a soft brush. Read more in our blog post about what toothbrush to use here.

Use the following method call the ''Bass technique'':

1. Point your toothbrush towards the gum line at a 45 degree angle. You MUST contact the gum line and slide the bristles slightly between gum and teeth to brush properly.

2. Place the brush against the tooth, and using very short, vibrating strokes work your way all around your mouth, brushing the cheek side, tongue/palate side, and biring side of each tooth.

3. When brushing the tongue/palate surfaces in the front you may need to stand the brush vertically to make good contact with the teeth.

4. Examine your teeth in the mirror after brushing. Plaque is the soft, white or yellow substance along the gumline of teeth. if any remains, brush again. Always double check that you got your entire gum line clean.

This should take you about two minutes.

Have a look at this video for a good demonstration of how to brush your teeth as above instructions.

Click here for flossing tips.

Dr John Bresnan

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