There have been various tooth brushing techniques suggested through the ages by dentists but the most accepted brushing technique is “The Bass Method”.
- Always use a soft bristled tooth brush, hard bristles damage your gums leading to gingival recession.
- Wet your toothbrush and take a pea amount of toothpaste.
- Hold the tooth brush tilted an angle of 45 degrees towards your gums.
Wind about 18 inches of floss around the middle fingers of each hand, leaving about 5 inches between your hands. Pinch the floss between your thumbs and index fingers and leave about one inch in between to work with. Gently guide the floss down between the teeth, using a side-to-side motion.
Pull the floss tightly into a C shape around the side of the tooth and slide it under the gum line. Clean the surface of the tooth by using an up-and-down motion, not side-to-side, until the surface is clean.
When all the plaque has been removed, the floss will squeak as it rubs against your teeth. Pull the floss around the next tooth and repeat the process. Wind the floss to a fresh section and gradually work your way around your mouth, cleaning both sides of every tooth.