ohi- brushing technique

ohi- brushing technique
Brushing your teeth
Use a fluoride toothpaste and the toothbrush size and type recommended by your dentist.
Apply a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to the brush.
Start at the bottom left hand side of your mouth. Gently clean the biting surface of each tooth,
starting at the back and working around to the other side. Repeat this for every tooth on the
bottom jaw.
Now return to the bottom left hand side of your mouth and clean the outside surface of each
tooth. Place your brush at a 45 degree angle against the outside gumline. Use a gentle circular
motion to clean the outside surface of each tooth.
Next clean the inside surface of each lower tooth. Return again to the bottom left hand side of
your mouth. Position your toothbrush against the inside gum line of your back tooth. Using the
jiggling circular motion, gently clean the inside surface of each tooth in your lower jaw.
You now need to repeat this technique to clean each tooth in your top jaw. Start at the top left
hand side of your mouth and first clean the biting surface, then the outside surface and finally
the inside surface of each tooth in your top jaw.
Don’t rush your brush. Ensure you brush your gums and tongue as well as
your teeth. A thorough brushing should take at least 2 minutes. Replace your
toothbrush when the bristles begin to spread. A worn out toothbrush will not properly clean
your teeth. Electric toothbrushes need their heads replacing in the same way.
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Quick Guide
Apply toothpaste to the
brush
Start on the lower left
hand side and clean the
biting surface of all the
lower teeth
Clean the outside surface
of each lower tooth
Clean the inside surface
of each lower tooth
Repeat on the top teeth
Take at least 2 minutes!
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