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Types of toothbrushing methods


To cleanse the occlusal surfaces of teeth, the tips of the bristles should be worked into the pits and fissures with enough vibration to loosen and dislodge all debris. Continue reading

Dentures making me gag

One reason some people give for not wearing their new denture is because their denture causes them to gag.
Before you discard your denture or dentures forever, you need to discover the real cause for your gag reflex and what your options are. Continue reading

Dental Implant Maintenance

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After spending tons of money on your dental implant procedure, surely you would want your investment to last. Though it make look and feel like a real tooth, dental implant maintenance is required to ensure your dental implants stay in top-notch condition for a very long time. Continue reading

How to Motivate Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Until your kids are about 6 years old, you will probably have to brush their teeth for them. After that, though, it will be up to them to do it on their own. Teaching kids to brush their teeth is not always an easy part of parenting, but it’s something that must be done.

If you have a hard time getting your kids to brush their teeth, empower and inspire them to take “ownership” of their dental hygiene responsibility, by creating their very own dental hygiene kit with them. Continue reading

How do I Preserve Toothbrushes?

Taking proper care of toothbrushes is an important part of dental hygiene and leads to better oral health and a longer-lasting toothbrush. Today, toothbrushes are so much part of everyday life that most people do not give much thought to how they’re used. Just brush and forget about them. But consider that people put these dental implements in their mouths twice a day, every day, and it becomes clear that taking care of toothbrushes becomes an important part of oral hygiene. Continue reading

How to Use an Electric Toothbrush to Brush Teeth

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An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush usually powered by a battery to move the brush head. Electric toothbrushes can be battery-operated or rechargeable, and can be of rotary or sonic movements. Most powered toothbrush manufacturers do not recommend a specific brushing method; however, the electric brushes should be used in a specified manner. Continue reading

Toothbrush Techniques

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Many toothbrushing methods have been introduced during the last 50 years and most are identified by an individual’s name, such as Bass, Stillman, Charters, or by a term indicating a primary action to be followed, such as roll or scrub. No one method shows consistently better results in removing plaque than scrubbing. Most people brushing with an instructed professional method are not aware that they are brushing in a specific way. Therefore it may be more effective for individuals to improve their own method. Continue reading

Toothbrushing Basics

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Various methods of tooth brushing have been recommended and classified to the type of motion performed by the brush. In reality it does not matter exactly how a toothbrush is used, as long as plaque is effectively removed without trauma to the gums. Where plaque still persists, the dental professional should teach effective oral hygiene. The recommended toothbrushing method will depend upon the dexterity of the individual as well as the position of the teeth. The vibratory Bass technique is the most useful and will be described in detail. Continue reading

Do Electric Toothbrushes Really Work Better Than Regular Ones?

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In most developed countries, the number of powered or electric toothbrush products sold has increased dramatically in recent years. An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush usually powered by a battery to move the brush head. Most modern electric toothbrushes have a small, circular head which performs oscillating (having periodic vibrations), rotating or counter-rotational movements. Some models have timers which give useful feedback to the user on the time spent on brushing. Continue reading

How to Care for Gums and Teeth

Our gums and teeth play an important role in our daily lives.

Without them, we will not be able to enjoy varieties of food or look good, thus it is very important to take care /maintain good oral hygiene. Continue reading