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Brushing Techniques

Why is Brushing important?

Brushing is very important as it keeps our teeth and gums healthy. It helps to clean dirt between the gums and the teeth and also between two teeth. Brushing reduces the risk of infection and cavities making both teeth as well as gums strong.

What is the right way of brushing?

  • Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  • Clean the chewing surfaces
  • For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too

When should a tooth brush be changed?

Normally a brush needs replacement after every 3 months. Moreover brushes should be changed after cold/flu. There are indicator brushes available in the market which have a blue color in the center, when this color fades the brush should be changed.

Is brushing needed for children?

Child should start brushing from the time they have baby teeth. Parents should encourage their children to brush their teeth regularly .Children teeth are prone to cavities, brushing avoids this and maintains good oral hygiene.

What are the good oral hygiene habits to keep your mouth clean?

  • Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes in the morning and before bedtime
  • Floss every day before going to bed
  • Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day
  • Visit your dentist every six months for a dental check up and scaling

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GV Dental Clinic


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: No 111,Mudichur Road,
West Tambaram,
Chennai - 600045.