Correct brushing techniques are important to maintain a healthy mouth and at the same time avoiding damage to the teeth and the gum. Make sure you choose a small headed, medium strength brush that has a comfortable handle for good grip. These features help you to place the brush head correctly on the tooth and the gum.
Place the filaments of the brush at the neck of the tooth, pointing into the gum area and use very short “wiggling” movements to dislodge plaque from the stagnation areas at the gum margins around the necks of the teeth. Use small movements and gentle pressure – do not wear the teeth away! Be systematic in cleaning all of the surfaces of all the teeth. You may find that a “pen grip” minimises the use of excessive force. The dental hygienist can help you with the correct brushing techniques, known as Modified Bass Technique.