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Proper Toothbrushing Techniques. By: Carole Steidl. Toothbrushing Techniques. The Bass Method The Rolling Stroke The Stillman Method The Charters Method . The Bass Method. Position the filaments up toward the root at a 45° angle to the teeth.

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toothbrushing techniques
Toothbrushing Techniques
  • The Bass Method
  • The Rolling Stroke
  • The Stillman Method
  • The Charters Method
the bass method
The Bass Method
  • Position the filaments up toward the root at a 45° angle to the teeth.
  • Place the brush with the filament tips directed into the gingival sulcus.

Bass Method

bass method cont
Bass Method cont.
  • Using a vibratory stroke brush back and forth with very short strokes for the count of ten.
  • Reposition the brush to the next group of teeth.
the roll method
The Roll Method
  • Direct the filaments toward the root of the tooth.
  • Place side of the brush on the gingiva and have the plastic part of the brush even with the tooth.
roll method cont
Roll Method cont.
  • When the plastic portion is even with the tooth press the filaments against the gingiva and roll the brush over the teeth.
  • The wrist is turned slightly and the filaments follow the contours of the teeth.
the stillman s method
The Stillman’s Method
  • Like the Bass Method the filaments are placed at a 45° angle to the tooth.
  • Unlike the Bass Method the filaments are placed half in the sulcus and half on the gingiva.
  • The same stroke is used as the Bass.
the charter s method
The Charter’s Method
  • Position the filaments toward the chewing surface of the tooth
  • Place the sides of the filaments against the enamel and angle them at a 45° to the tooth.
charter s method cont
Charter’s Method cont.
  • Vibrate the filaments gently but firmly, keeping the filaments against the tooth.
  • Reposition on the next set of teeth.
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Toothbrushing Techniques
  • There are several different acceptable tooth brushing methods because each patient has different needs.
  • Not one method is perfect for all patients. Some patients may use more than one method.
toothbrush methods
Toothbrush Methods
  • The important thing is to brush thoroughly for at least two minutes each time and two times a day….
quote from soupy sales
Quote from Soupy Sales
  • “Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you”

By: Carole Steidl