The best brushing techniques to clean your teeth

Brushing is your teeth is one of the most important hygiene habits we learn when we are kids. And it is a pretty huge deal that we brush our teeth everyday if we want to have a beautiful, shining white smile. Besides by brushing constantly we protect our teeth, which help us to talk and eat properly, from nasty diseases like as bad breath, gingivitis that can lead ultimately to teeth loss, and nobody wants to lose their teeth.

Expert dentist suggest their patients that brushing their teeth at least 2 times a day, especially after every meal, we ensure that to get rid from any type of food residues that can accumulate in our mouth. What we really want by doing this is to eliminate the bacterium that comes with the food debris that can cause cavities and other diseases like we said before. So by using the proper brushing technique we can reach every place of the mouth, cleaning every corner and keeping our teeth nice and clean.


We can start by classifying the different types of brushing techniques according their type of movement, and then we will describe them more properly. So buckle up and stay tune for some of the best brushing techniques!


Ok! So, motion first. In first place we have the horizontal reciprocating motions, followed by vertical sweeping brushing technique, rotatory brushing technique and vibratory motion. It is important to take in mind that each one has its own individual trick, it’s like knowing a lot of martial arts of brushing technique at your reach that allows you to keep your teeth spotlessly clean.


Let´s review them together one by one, shall we?


The Horizontal Scrub Method


This scrubbing method is the one of the most used because it’s so easy to use and its get the teeth very well clean effectively. It consist on holding onto your favorite tooth brush and just place the bristles horizontally, then you can proceed to brush carefully left and right, in a horizontal fashion. Remember to avoid ding it so fast and aggressive because you can end up damaging to your teeth and gums pretty badly in the long run.


The Bass Method


The Bass method it’s also pretty easy to learn. It will be enough just pointing the bristles of your tooth brush diagonally. Try to point it 45 degrees between your gums and teeth, then proceed to vibrate the toothbrush back and forth, trying to do short strokes ten to fifteen times in each tooth before moving to the next one. This brushing technique is perfect for removal the coat of plaque that can stick to the enamel.


The Stillman’s Brushing Technique


This technique is highly recommended for people with some kind of gingival disease or gum recession. Being similar to the Bass technique, the only big difference is that you have to apply short horizontal strokes instead of vertically with light pressure, and that’s it.


The Charter’s Brushing Technique

This one is really cool for people using orthodontics, especially for cleaning between each tooth. In the Charter brushing technique, you want to place the bristles really close to the gums, aiming at 45 degrees close to the long axis of the tooth, and finally you gently brush back and forth adding a vibratory motion.


The Fone’s Brushing Technique


Basically the most common circular brushing technique ever. This is one is the simplest but one of the less effective of the brushing techniques. You just have move the toothbrush in a circular manner, trying to cover the entire teeth surface if you can, it doesn’t get simpler than that. The most important thing is to do it steady and slow to clean properly all the teeth.

Teenage girl brushing teeth – copyright of jupiterimages

Don’t forget to consider applying more than technique, feeling free to experiment and use all of them to clean your teeth to keep them really healthy. By combining them you’ll get better results and create the foundation to a better dental hygiene too!


And to complete your dental hygiene we suggest that you to visit your dentist at least. Luckily for you, if you are looking for the best dentist, we recommend Mexico as your destination, as Los Algodones, the most popular town for dental tourists, is the home for more than 300 professional dentists ready to attend any of your dental needs by just crossing the border. And their prices are crazy low! you can save up to 80% of your money.

Tips to teach your kids how to care about their teeth’s health

All parent wants their kid to be a good man or woman, we want them to grow strong and healthy enough to face any problem in life on their own, and taking good care of their teeth it’s the start of all that. Teaching them good dental hygiene habits will help them to learn about responsibilities and to have a beautiful smile, avoiding diseases that can leas to tooth decay in the process.

Experts suggest that children should visit the dentist office at their first year or so for a check up to consult about early preventive care. This will start to teach them good about the fundamentals of dental care habits, and will also help you to save you money, as dental treatment is 40% less expensive for kids.

Especially in Mexico, so maybe it is a great idea to invest in a dental vacation to the dental capital of the world, Los Algdones. They have the best prices and the top quality services, costing about 80% less than getting dental treatment in the United States and Canada.


Speaking of teaching great dental hygiene habits, it is also a good idea to take your time to teach your kids about how to brush their teeth. Teaching them proper brushing techniques it is so much important to create memories and bonds with them, don’t forget to also teach them to always wash their toothbrush after using it!


Creating some sort of plan or schedules for them to teach them about habits and consistence it’s also great for their teeth’s health. It can be something simple like brushing twice a day or after every meal, flossing before bedtime so they can start to avoid common dental problems like gingivitis.

If you have babies and want to clean their gums and little teeth, you can gently brush their gum very softly using a very soft toothbrush, kinda like a massage. After their first teeth emerge you can still brush them regularly until they are old enough to hold a toothbrush on their own and then you can teach them how to brush their teeth.


Another good tip to help you take care of your children teeth is to avoid letting them cling to their bottle with juices, milk or other sugary drinks. This is a bad idea because it creates a perfect environment to let bacteria to grow on their mouth, causing them tooth decay.


But being a good parent means that you should control their usage of the sippy cup, so avoid letting them to sip all day. Try to use these drinks as a treat, as we mentioned above giving them too much can cause tooth decay in the future.


The same advice can be applied to their medication, many of them comes really flavored and sugary for making it easier for they to take them. Making sure that the meds doesn’t stick on their little teeth will help to avoid the chances of suffering from cavities too.


Another important pointer it’s to take care about their use of the pacifier. The prolonged use of the pacifier can ruin your children’s teeth by shaping them horribly, it can even change deform their entire mouth, so be very careful and remove their pacifier by the age of 3, asi is suggested by most dentists.

Be firm and consistent about your children dental hygiene habits, an example of this is to don’t let them go to bed before brushing their teeth. You have to make them believe that they don’t have any other choice and this will require a lot of patience, but remember to always be calm when instructing them how to brush, floss and rinse their mouth,


One of the best advices it to let them choose the toothpaste they want to use when brushing. This simple tip will encourage them to brush their teeth more frequently because they’ll feel pretty happy and entitled with the choice they made.


Also, making activities and giving some kind of prize or treat for completing their dental hygiene by the end of the day, such making a chart and giving them points or stars will keep them motivated to brush their teeth.