How to Properly Brush your Teeth

Let us tell you a fact – you have been brushing your teeth wrong your entire life! Now, let us explain why. The circles are used for jerking and the method of back and forth should be used only by toddlers.

The optimal method for brushing your teeth is called Modified Bass technique, and even though it sounds more like a song than a method, we are going to explain it to you.

Here is how you should be doing it. This brushing Modified Bass technique. The toothbrush should be placed at a 40 to 50 degree angle at the beginning of the teeth, where the gums end. Then, wiggle the toothbrush three to five times, and then roll down. The ordinary Bass technique is just placing the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and slowly roll the brush down.

We use the modified version of the Bass technique because it has proven to be much more effective. The amount of brushing which is required in one particular area is determined by the amount of plaque that is found on the teeth that we definitely need to remove.

You should definitely overlap the teeth as you move your toothbrush around the mouth. You should do this just to ensure yourself that you have got every area covered, and that you have not missed anything.

This motion should be done on all the areas in the oral cavity. First you cover all the outsides of the teeth, and you do the exact same thing from the inside of your teeth. Same motion, same technique.

To clean the upper and lower front teeth you should use the simpler movements, just going up and down, holding your toothbrush vertically instead of horizontally, as you have done for all the other teeth. We use this motion rather than the Modified Bass technique because often a toothbrush is very difficult to fit in in these small spaces.