Brushing Normal Technique
There are different techniques used in brushing teeth. The most common technique is brushing the teeth using a circular motion. With this method the bristles of the brush do not fully reach the areas between the teeth, so flossing is important after brushing.
Brushing Bass Technique
The Bass technique for brushing teeth, involves angling the the brush 45 degrees up or down towards the gum line. This allows the bristles to reach and clean the area of the tooth normally hidden by the gum line.
Flossing plays a crucial role in good oral hygene. Gently insert the floss filament between the teeth with a push and pull motion. Then curve the floss around the tooth and slide it up and down, repeat this process for each tooth. Remember to never force the floss under the gums to help prevent injury.
Nightguard: Grinding teeth
The habit of grinding one's teeth is called Bruxism. It is a parafunctional habit that occurs most often while asleep
The habit of grinding one's teeth is called Bruxism. Excessive nocturnal Jaw clenching and teeth grinding can potentially damage the teeth and their supporting structures. A customized, full arch night guard acts as a cushion between the dental arches, which helps protect the teeth from further damage.
The habit of grinding one's teeth is called Bruxism. Excessive nocturnal Jaw clenching and teeth grinding can potentially damage the teeth and their supporting structures. An NTI nightguard acts as a cushion between the front teeth and as a result keeps the rest of the teeth from touching thereby protecting them from further damage.
A dental sealant is where a thin plastic material is applied to the pits and fissures on the biting surface of a tooth to prevent decay.
For anyone involved in contact sports a protective mouthguard is highly recommended.