For many years, doctors and dental hygienists have been emphasizing that the most effective method of oral care is the sweeping method.
It involves positioning the brush at a 45-degree angle to the tooth surface and gently moving it away from the gums to help remove debris.
Brushing your teeth in circular motions can potentially irritate your gums and cause them to recede.
This in turn may cause hypersensitivity. You should also remember to avoid excessive force when brushing. Pressing too hard can damage the enamel. Intensive scrubbing is recommended mainly on chewing surfaces, where the enamel is thicker. However, in the gingival and interdental areas it is thinner and more delicate. Excessive pressure may lead to damage and atrophy of the gums and exposure of the tooth necks.
If you have any doubts about choosing the right toothbrush, it is worth consulting a dentist or an experienced hygienist. It is important not only how hard the toothbrush is, but also the size of its head, especially in the case of electric toothbrushes. If you use an electric, sonic or ultrasonic toothbrush, no movements are necessary. Simply move the brush head from one tooth to the next, gently pressing it against the enamel.
During the hygiene visit at Warsaw Dental Center, the hygienist, Wioletta Zawierucha, provides instructions on how to properly brush your teeth. Such a session will help you develop proper daily care habits.
We cordially invite you to take advantage of a consultation at Warsaw Dental Center.
They can be booked via:
telephone: 22 542 18 04
We invite you to a meeting at Topiel 11 in Warsaw!