How to brush and clean in between your teeth

How to brush and clean in between your teeth


Place a pea size amount of toothpaste on your brush, and then dip it into the DHC powder.

Place the toothbrush half on your teeth and half on your gums, so the filaments

can access below the gum line. Whether you are using an electric and manual brush,

place it, hold it, DO NOT move it.

By over brushing you will cause recession of your gums.

When using an electric toothbrush (ETB).

The ETB osculates (moves back and forth) at about 8000 brush stroke per minute so it is important not move the brush across the surface of your gums. Let the machine do the job.

Place it, hold it, DO NOT move it.

When using a manual toothbrush,

Gently vibrate the brush back and forth without moving the filaments across the gums, for approximately 20 movements, or roughly 8 seconds.

Place it, hold it, DO NOT move it.


Draw 50-60cm of floss and wind the floss around both middle fingers, with 1-2cm between thumb and index finger of both hands.

Slide the floss between the contacts of the teeth until you reach the gum.

Forming a “C” shape against one tooth, move the “C” shape floss under the gum, to where to bacteria are hiding, then slide the floss ‘up and down’ the tooth surface once. Then move the floss up over the gum, to the adjacent tooth. Repeat above in between each tooth.

Do not forget to floss around the back of the back teeth.

Interdental brushing

Place the tip of your interdental brush in between your teeth and probe it gently into the space without forcing it. You will find some angles work better than others.

Slowly and gently push the brush into the interproximal area between your teeth until the other side is reached. If you feel resistance, that is as far as the interdental brush will go. Once will be enough to dislodge any matter that may have accumulated.