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Tooth Brush

Tooth Brush

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DETAILS OF TOOHTHBRUSHES & METHODS OF TOOTHBRUSHING & FLOSSING EXPLAINED IN DETAIL.
DETAILS OF TOOHTHBRUSHES & METHODS OF TOOTHBRUSHING & FLOSSING EXPLAINED IN DETAIL.

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TOOTH BRUSHING

TOOTH BRUSHING
TECHNIQUES

TECHNIQUES

BY:

AYUSHI AGRAWAL
III rd yr BDS , INDIA

TOOTH
BRUSHES

TOOTH BRUSHES

TOOTH BRUSHES

ØToothbrushes are most widely used oral hygiene
aids for plaque control
ØAcc. to ADA council
“ The toothbrush is designed primarily to
promote cleanliness of teeth & oral cavity”
ØAdult Toothbrush length: 15 to 19 cm ( 6 to 7.5

inch)

ØLength of brushing plane: 25.4 to 31.8 mm
ØWidth of brushing plane: 7.9 to 9.5 mm
ØBristle & filament height: 11mm

ØParts of Toothbrush

2.HANDLE
3.HEAD
4.TUFTS
5.BRUSHING PLANE
6.SHANK

I.HANDLE :

•That part which is grasped in hand during
tooth brushing.
•Composition is single type of plastic or a
combination of polymers.
•A handle of larger diameter may be
useful for the patient with limited
dexterity such as children, aging patient
& those of any age with disability.
Straight handles are more common.
Handles with contra-angle provide better
sense of touch

II.HEAD

•The working end of the
toothbrush that holds the
bristles or filaments.
•It should be small enough for
max. maneuverability in oral
cavity.
•Length of brush head: 5-12 tufts
•Width of brush head: 3-4 rows

III.TUFTS

Cluster of bristles or filaments secured
in head

Toothbrush BRISTLES

Hard , soft Natural
Medium Multitufted & synthetic
& space tufted

Comparison of Natural & Synthetic
bristles

IV.BRUSHING PLANE

The surface formed by the free ends of the
bristles or filaments

Length: Range from filaments of equal
length (flat plane) to those variable length.

There are variously shaped filament profile
like flat, rippled, dome, multilevel, angled
etc.

Brushing plane is commonly soft and
rounded for safety to oral soft tissues & tooth
structure.

ADA specification of toothbrush brushing
surface:- length: 1-1.2 inch, width: 7.9-9.5
mm,

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