Tooth brushing and care

From childhood onwards, it’s important to adopt good habits to ensure long-term oral health and prevent periodontal and dental disease. Brushing twice or three times a day is essential.

Steps to effective tooth brushing

Choose a quality, flexible toothbrush.

Toothbrushing must follow a precise process: brushing your teeth properly is all about doing the right things.

You need to brush at least twice a day, for at least two minutes. To brush effectively :

  • The brush should be placed at the junction of the teeth and gums;
  • The movement should be like a roller, moving from the gum towards the tooth to loosen plaque and food debris. This movement should be repeated twice on all sides of the upper teeth, on the cheek or lip side, up to the last right molar.
  • To brush the inside of the incisors more easily, position the brush vertically.
  • To brush all your teeth effectively, move back and forth at least ten times per side, from back to front and from bottom to top.

The toothbrush should be rinsed well before being stored, and should not be used by several people.

Recommendations after brushing your teeth

Toothbrushes cannot completely reach the spaces between teeth. Dental floss can be used to remove as much residue as possible. Interdental brushes can also be used. They should be cleaned after each brushing and changed regularly.
Don’t hesitate to ask our practitioners for advice on how to do this properly. Their expertise will enable them, after examining your oral arch, to advise you on the type of hygiene care best suited to your case, with a personalised, made-to-measure prevention programme.

Periodontics is all about oral hygiene.


Tooth brushing does not prevent the development of certain infections.

Despite regular, meticulous tooth brushing, various infections can affect the periodontium and develop at a low level. It is therefore essential to consult your dentist regularly.

Certain signs, such as bleeding gums, pain or bad breath (halitosis), may be cause for alarm.

Our establishment has a dedicated periodontics department staffed by 5 practitioners and assistants.
A periodontal check-up enables the practitioner to identify the degree of gum infection so that it can be treated as early as possible. Preventive dentistry enables you to adopt the right habits and avoid the complications of potential dental pathologies.

Our expertise means that we can offer everyone a made-to-measure prevention and hygiene programme, which is essential if your dental capital is to be properly maintained.

Regular periodontal check-ups are therefore highly recommended. This examination is carried out as follows

  • an interview with the patient to identify their history, brushing habits, risk factors, requests, etc. ;
  • microscopic examination of dental plaque to identify any pathogenic bacteria;
  • a report containing the treatment to be followed if necessary, as well as a tailor-made estimate if required.

If a pathology is diagnosed during the periodontal check-up, the dental surgeon will advise you on the next steps to be taken. If there are no abnormalities, simple scaling can be carried out to enable the patient to accentuate the results of good brushing habits.

Our course of treatment makes prevention an area in its own right, so that we can provide high-quality follow-up care and offer you the chance to preserve your dental capital throughout your life.

Do you have a question ?

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