What toothbrushing techniques are there?

Which is the best way to perform a really effective toothbrushing? In this article we talk about different techniques that can be very useful to you.

Dental caries and gum diseases are two of the most prevalent pathologies in our society, and the origin of both are the accumulation of certain potentially pathogenic bacteria.

For this reason, and in order to maintain an optimal oral hygiene, it is very important to brush your teeth following a good technique after every meal.

Various brushing techniques have been described according to the needs of each person.

Toothbrushing techniques

Phones Technique (rotation)

It consists of brushing upper teeth by rotating the brush downwards and lower teeth by rotating the brush upwards, so that the sides of the bristles brush both the gum and the teeth in a rotating movement. This is the most recommended technique for teaching children.

Bass technique

It consists of placing the brush at a 45-degree angle between the tooth and the gum, then making a horizontal movement to drag the dental plaque.

Charting Technique

It is a widely used technique for cleaning interproximal areas and consists of placing the bristles of the brush on the gum line at a 45 degree angle and pointing towards the occlusal surface. In this way, vibratory movements are performed in the interproximal spaces.

This technique is widely used for cleaning around orthodontic devices.

All these techniques are characterized by being orderly procedures, in which any part of the teeth is left unwashed and vibration movements are used in order to drag the dental plaque.

Other brushing techniques

Finally, it is also very important to brush the tongue, which consists of placing the toothbrush near the middle of the tongue with the bristles facing the throat and carrying the brush forward in a sweeping motion for 6-8 times.

Likewise, to ensure the effectiveness of the bristles, it is advisable to change the brush head every 2-3 months or when it is observed that the bristles have become deformed and no longer offer any resistance.