Friday, October 15, 2010

Correct Toothbrushing Technique

My Dear Patients, Readers and Friends,

I would like to pay close attention to the way you clean your teeth. I am very worried because every day I see patients, and when I ask them to show me the way they brush their teeth, it turns out they do it the wrong way.

You should be warned of damages that can be caused by vigorous brushing of the teeth with a toothbrush. This can cause abnormal abrasion (wear) of the tooth structure, gum recession and exposure to the tooth structure.

You can see- Complications From IncorrectToothbrushing

I explain and show the correct toothbrushing technique separately to each patient in my dental office.

Now I would like to share some details with all of you because this will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. I will be more than happy to know that you have avoided many problems.

There are many toothbrushing techniques, but the most popular technique is the modified Bass method.

1. Place the toothbrush on the teeth so that it lies on the gum line (this is where the gums meet the teeth) forming a 45 ° angle against the teeth and gums.

2. Move the toothbrush off the gum to the teeth edge. This should be done on both the upper and lower teeth. Clean all external teeth surfaces and do the same for internal surfaces.

3.Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth (pits and fissures) with horizontal moves( please note- only there)

4.You can also brush your tongue to help keep your breath fresh!

Proper brushing should last from 3 to 5 minutes.

As you can see, the toothbrush is so simple and it is very important that it is performed in the right way. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly. 

All of you are welcome to visit me in my dentist's office and learn more about how to protect your teeth and gums. I will do my best for you because the health of your teeth and wreaths is very important to me. I will also be glad to advise you how to achieve a PERFECT SMILE!

Welcome to our practice where 


Your truly,

Dr. Rayna Trenkova, DDM


  1. I think I'll have to go to Bulgaria to get you to fix up my molars. Good job on your blog!

  2. Thanks for providing such an informative article. Actually, my dentist (Germantown TN-based)also told me that improper tooth brushing could actually damaged teeth. Upon hearing this, I immediately brought my son to him for a dental checkup and a brushing seminar.

  3. Thanks for the information..I really like your post..I brush my teethes as your technique but still there is yellowish color..So I tried baking soda..I've been doing it for about two weeks now and I don't see a difference. I put some baking soda in the lid, mix it with a small amount of water, brush, then rinse, then brush my teeth with normal toothpaste.
    Am I doing something wrong, or am I expecting results too fast?
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