Tooth brushing technique
The modified Bass technique consists of placing the brush at a 45º angle at the junction of the tooth and the. It seems very complicated but it is not so complicated.
For us to understand each other, the objective is for the bristles of the brush to "enter" the gingival sulcus (at the junction between the tooth and the gum) to be able to clean the area where plaque accumulates the most. To do this, an anteroposterior vibration movement is carried out (without changing the position of the brush) and to finish cleaning the area we sweep downwards (if we are cleaning the upper part) or upwards (if we are cleaning the lower part) . In short, we pass the brush as if it were a broom over the tooth surface.
Afterwards, we move to the contiguous area and so on until we clean the entire buccal aspect, that is, the entire external aspect of the teeth. To do this, we recommend starting on one side and finishing on the other. Once the buccal aspect is finished, we move on to the palatal or lingual which corresponds to the internal part of the teeth, where the procedure will be the same although a little more uncomfortable. Finally, the chewing areas will be cleaned by doing a good anteroposterior rub with it.
Once we have clean teeth, it is time to clean the tongue with tongue cleaners. There are also brushes that have a cleaning mechanism on the back of the head to be able to do a good lingual cleaning or, simply, we can clean it with a normal brush of a lifetime. The movement must always be from back to front, as if we were sucking an ice cream, since otherwise it could give an arch reflex
For children, the circular technique
The modified Bass technique is too complex for the little ones so the circular technique is recommended, much simpler but very effective for them.
In this technique it is also very important to follow an order: you must start on one side and finish on the other by doing the entire circuit. The movement to clean consists of making circles, specifically 10 circles at a time (in each area) and thus moving forward. First, the entire external face of the teeth, then the upper internal, the lower internal and, finally, the masticatory area in which, like the adult, we will do a good anteroposterior scrubbing with the toothbrush. If we do it like this, 10 little circles at a time, it will take the recommended two and a half minutes of tooth brushing.
It is good for children to brush under supervision and with the he