It is imagined that one would know how to brush their teeth. However this assumption maybe far from
Poor brushing technique is the leading cause in tooth sensitivity and gum disease.
A common brushing technique is the horizontal stroke. This stroke is ineffective and extremely
traumatic to the gums. Being a strong strong it wears of the gum surface exposing dentine the sensitive
surface of the tooth.
Using a very hard toothbrush together with a horizontal stroke is double tragedy as the gums are totally
stripped off and enamel worn out.
The best brushing technique is small circular motions with a medium hardness tooth brush.
Use of dental floss and interdental toothbrushes is advised to clean between teeth .
More information on good oral hygiene instructions is available once you visit for a consultation at
Dentplan Dental Surgeons