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tooth brushing techniques

  1. 1. Proper Toothbrushing Techniques Dr.Manjula Muthuraj. Dental surgeon
  2. 2. Toothbrushing Techniques <ul><li>The Bass Method </li></ul><ul><li>The Rolling Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>The Stillman Method </li></ul><ul><li>The Charters Method </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bass Method <ul><li>Position the filaments up toward the root at a 45° angle to the teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Place the brush with the filament tips directed into the gingival sulcus. </li></ul>Bass Method
  4. 4. Bass Method cont. <ul><li>Using a vibratory stroke brush back and forth with very short strokes for the count of ten. </li></ul><ul><li>Reposition the brush to the next group of teeth. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Roll Method <ul><li>Direct the filaments toward the root of the tooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Place side of the brush on the gingiva and have the plastic part of the brush even with the tooth. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Roll Method cont. <ul><li>When the plastic portion is even with the tooth press the filaments against the gingiva and roll the brush over the teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>The wrist is turned slightly and the filaments follow the contours of the teeth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Stillman’s Method <ul><li>Like the Bass Method the filaments are placed at a 45 ° angle to the tooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike the Bass Method the filaments are placed half in the sulcus and half on the gingiva. </li></ul><ul><li>The same stroke is used as the Bass. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Charter’s Method <ul><li>Position the filaments toward the chewing surface of the tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Place the sides of the filaments against the enamel and angle them at a 45 ° to the tooth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Charter’s Method cont. <ul><li>Vibrate the filaments gently but firmly, keeping the filaments against the tooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Reposition on the next set of teeth. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Toothbrushing Techniques <ul><li>There are several different acceptable tooth brushing methods because each patient has different needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Not one method is perfect for all patients. Some patients may use more than one method. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Toothbrush Methods <ul><li>The important thing is to brush thoroughly for at least two minutes each time and two times a day…. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quote from Soupy Sales <ul><ul><li>“ Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By:Dr.Manjula Muthuraj </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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