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Are Your Child’s Teeth Brushed Right? Follow These Techniques To Keep It Clean

Body health care should be emphasized from an early age. It is important that all of us, especially children, can lead a normal life without having any unwanted illness.

One of the important health care is maintaining dental health. This dental care should be taken seriously so that the teeth are always in good health and can be used for a long time.

One of the ways to keep teeth healthy is to brush your teeth. But for those who have children, are you sure that your children brush their teeth properly?

According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), there are two techniques that are suitable for children to brush their teeth properly. These techniques are circular and modified bass technique.

Here is the correct way to brush your children’s teeth according to the technique:

CIRCULAR/FONES TECHNIQUE

This technique is proposed to be applied to TASKA, Pre-School, and Level 1 Primary School children.

Picture: MOH

Step 1: Outer surface
Close the upper and lower teeth. Place the brush bristles at a 90◦ position on the tooth surface.

Picture: MOH

Step 2: Outer surface
Make a large circular motion covering the teeth and gums on the upper and lower teeth 8 – 10 times.

Picture: MOH

Step 3: Outer surface
Make the same movements for the front and other parts.

Picture: MOH

Step 4: Lower jaw – Deep surface
For the inner surface (palatal and lingual) place the brush bristles at 90◦ on the tooth surface and slightly on the gums. Make small circular motions on each surface.

Picture: MOH

Step 5: Lower jaw – Deep surface
Make a small circular motion or vertical movement from the gingival towards the insisal to the anterior lingual and palatal parts.

Picture: MOH

Step 6: Lower jaw – Bite surface
For the bite surface, move the toothbrush forward and backward.

Picture: MOH

Step 7: Upper jaw
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the upper jaw

Picture: MOH

Step 8: Tongue surface
The last step, rub the top surface of the tongue.

MODIFIED BASS TECHNIQUE

This technique is proposed to be applied to Level 2 Primary School students.

Picture: MOH

Step 1: Lower jaw
Place the brush bristles on the surface of the right spring at a position of 45 and apply a little pressure so that the bristles fit into the gum pocket.

Picture: MOH

Step 2: Lower jaw
Shake the brush bristles forward and backward followed by rolling (rolling) the toothbrush towards the occlusal surface.

Picture: MOH

Step 3: Lower jaw
Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the left and lingual spring surfaces of the lower jaw.

Picture: MOH

Step 4: Lower jaw
For the occlusal surface move the toothbrush forward and backward.

Picture: MOH

Step 5: Upper jaw
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for all tooth surfaces on the upper jaw.

Picture: MOH

Step 6: Tongue surface
The last step, rub the top surface of the tongue.

Source: MOH

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