One of the most common mistakes that patients make is moving the toothbrush horizontally. Brushing your teeth horizontally causes the gums to wear down and wear the tooth enamel and makes the patient’s tooth sensitive.
The correct way to brush children and adults is to place the edge of the toothbrush in alignment with the gums and teeth. We make a small circular motion and brush the lower teeth upwards and the upper teeth downwards. This should be done at least several times for every 2 or 3 teeth. In this way, we remove the food stuck between the teeth as much as possible. It is emphasized that a toothbrush cannot clean the area between the teeth in any way, and dental floss is needed to clean the space between the teeth. Do not forget to brush the inside of your teeth. In all patients, especially patients who perform aesthetic restoration work on anterior teeth, the inner part of the teeth must be brushed.
Many patients make this mistake. This horizontal movement firstly causes gum irritation, and secondly, when the brushing force is high, it even wears the tooth enamel and the patient reports tooth sensitivity. Note that to brush your teeth, you should never move the brush horizontally.