Most of us learned to brush our teeth as children and have been practicing the same technique since then. However most of us did not learn the correct technique or even if we learned the correct method, probably we have not been brushing the correct way. It is important to brush properly to remove plaque without damaging your gums.
There are several ways to brush teeth properly. Your dentist or dental hygienist can advice you on the method that he or she feels is probably the best for you. The modified Bass technique is most accepted method of brushing for adults. It effectively removes plaque above and just below the gum line.
Children, can find it difficult to move the toothbrush as required in modified Bass technique. Your dentist or dental hygienist can teach your child the best way to brush. Most children need help to brush until they are 6-7 years of age. It is important that you supervise their child's oral hygiene until the age of 9 or 10.
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