European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 6601-6611
AbstractBrushing is the main method of self removal of plaque and debris by an individual. Oldest tooth brushing method was described by Fones in 1913, although now only recommended only in children. Various brushing techniques have been proposed by various researchers since the early half of the twentieth century. However, each brushing technique has its own advantages and disadvantages respectively. It is the duty of the dentist or health care provider to aid and teach the patient about the various brushing techniques and recommend a particular technique that is suitable for that particular individual. It is important that the individual should perform the technique satisfactorily for adequate plaque control. This article aims to evaluate the various brushing techniques, its advantages and disadvantages, various indications and contraindications of each technique.
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