In order to prevent certain oral health complications such as periodontitis, cavities, and gingivitis, it is essential to follow these self care steps to maintain oral health.
- The Stillman’s Brushing Method
Indications for use- For patients with gingivitis; to remove plaque from above the gum line
- Modified Bass Brushing Method
- Indications for use- For patients with periodonitis; to remove plaque from below the gum line
- Charter’s Brushing Method
- Indications for use- For patients with orthodontic braces
- Fones Circular Brushing Method
- Indications for use- For children, young patients, patients with poor manual dexterity
Dental professionals do not recommend conventional “scrubbing” method that most patients use because it damages their tooth and gum structure (davisdentalcare).
A powered toothbrush is a good alternative for those who have difficulty brushing limited manual dexterity.
Chose one designed for your concerns such as cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth and sensitivity. Ask a dentist or dental hygienist for the right toothpaste.
Replace Toothbrush (Colgate)
Every three months, when it looks dingy, or after being sick.
“Brushing Teeth – Proper Techniques for Brushing Your Teeth.” Article | Sports Safety | Colgate® Oral Care Information Emergencies/Injuries, www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/how-to-brush.