Are you harming your teeth while cleaning or brushing them? Have you ever tried to look for the methods of tooth brushing which are safe and proper? Proper tooth brushing is a prerequisite to maintain a good oral health and stay away from gum recession, enamel erosion or abrasion which in turn will cause many other issues for e.g. Cavities, tooth lose etc. Therefor, its crucial to know proper brushing techniques.

The method of brushing must be correct right from childhood. Brushing methods are very easy to inculcate with practice every day, especially parents must take care while the child is initially new to brushing teeth as they may develop wrong techniques and carry them forward in their adult life also which can cause damage to the teeth in longer run.

Have a look at various methods of brushing:

  • Bass brushing technique: Bass brushing technique is used to treat gum diseases. Bass method of tooth brushing involves gumline cleaning. The gumline needs to be cleaned since tartar can developed there and its initial stages are in the form of plaque.
    In bass method brushing technique, the toothbrush will help to ger rid of the plaque well in advance and not let any plaque to develop into tartar. The technique is famous for cleaning the gumline.
    1. Position your toothbrush at first analogous to your tooth
    2. Tilt your toothbrush now to 45-degree angle and bristles must maintain the contact with lines of tooth and gum both.
    3. Move the toothbrush in back and forth position or use circular motion and clean maximum three teeth at once
    4. Clean the inside area of your back teeth by moving the toothbrush in to and fro motion
    5. Clean the inside area of your upper teeth by titling your toothbrush vertically using to and fro motion
    6. Clean the inside area of front teeth by titling your toothbrush vertically using to and fro strokes
    7. Move your toothbrush in to and fro motion to clean the upper or the biting surface

Bass brushing is very famous and mostly recommended for the adults to use as it will show good results to them.

  • Stillman Technique: There is a very small difference between stillman and above technique viz bass brushing technique as stillman method will help to ger rid of other trash which has accumulated.

    To apply this technique, follow the similar pattern of bass brushing technique, however after brushing beneath the gumline, clean your upper surface of the teeth or biting area of the tooth with small to and fro stokes.

  • Charter Technique: The charter technique is useful for those people who done any orthodontic treatment. Arrange the toothbrush near the gumline – 45-degree angle.
    1. Ensure it towards the chewing surface
    2. Slowly move to and fro your toothbrush
    3. Repeat the procedure with other teeth
    4. In the same way, move around the mouth brushing in same fashion.

The above all are correct method of brushing, start slowly and gradually incorporating in your daily routine brushing methods to correct the technique.

At the same time, it’s important to know the wrong brushing techniques or methods also which people generally use. Have a look

  • Vigorous brushing- Brushing your teeth must be gentle with very little force, you cannot brush teeth as if you are washing utensils or cleaning the floor. This is very harmful and will cause injury to the teeth. You cannot remove your frustration on them as if it’s a punching bag, please don’t do that. It is the most terrible way of brushing your teeth. Vigorous brushing will cause gum diseases.
    There is a misconception amongst the people about using a hard bristles toothbrush will give better results. This is a prejudice what is held by many people and there is no evidence to support such a thinking. The enamel will suffer from wrong toothbrush. The dentil layer of teeth will be exposed once the enamel gets eroded which will cause cavity then. Immediately get a soft toothbrush for better care.
  • Using too much of toothpaste- Some advertisements are very misleading and one of them toothpaste advertisements as to amount of toothpaste to be used for brushing. While watching advertisements it’s important that we be practical and don’t blindly follow any advice or representation shown in it. A very small amount of toothpaste is required for daily brushing.
  • Using toothbrush till all the bristles wear off- The toothbrush has a maximum life of 3 months to 4 months. The toothbrush is not supposed to be used till all its bristles wear off where it has acquired then an irregular shape Every 90 days make it a point to replace your toothbrush without any excuses. Especially don’t wait if the bristles have curved and they are not accessible between the gaps of the teeth as this will develop plaque and cause other dental issues in longer time.
    If you have any misconception of brushing please check the facts first and still if you are not satisfied or don’t get the proper knowledge, we recommend you reach us out. Leave a query on any of our platforms and we are happy to help.

Expert opinion

  • Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “It’s extremely important to know how to brush our teeth and what are the various techniques for brushing the teeth.”
  • Dr. Priyanka Shingore Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Everybody must adhere to the rule of replacing the toothbrush every 3 months without fail to keep the teeth in a good health.”
  • Dr. Zita antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “There is modified version of bass, stillman etc. methods of brushing but what’s crucial is to remember the basic technique as that’s enough for brushing the teeth.”


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38 thoughts on “Tooth Bass Brushing: Techniques & Recommendations

  • Esha

    It is very necessary even to brush deciduous teeth in toddlers

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    • Aayushi

      What is deciduous teeth?

  • Aayushi

    these techniques are very nice. cant give you much of any dental problems

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    • Dr.Aanal

      Bass brushing method is very useful in terms of cleaning teeth and gums deeply.very effective method

  • Dr Manisha

    All brushing techniques nicely explained everyone should follow it

  • Madhura K

    Definately one can learn correct technique of brushing from this article

  • Yashashree

    Very well explained , brushing with right technique is what will keep the teeth cavity free , not brushing multiple times.

  • Namrata Dharmadhikari

    Nicely explained correct technique of brushing to keep teeth cavity free?

  • Kinjal engineer

    Very informative article regarding brushing techniques helps in knowing correct way of brushing to prevent caries

  • Janak thanth

    Very helpful and well explained brushing technic.

  • Deepmala prajapati

    Proper brushing technique is important avoid many dental problems and maintain good oral hygiene.
    Informative blog?

  • Bhavana tripathi

    Proper brushing technique is very important. If u don’t use proper brushing technique you can either not maintain your oral hygiene or you can damage your teeth and gums also.

  • Anusha

    Brushing technique plays an important role in maintaining proper oral hygiene. Many people are not even aware of it. So this blog will help those patients.

  • Mukesh Jaiswar

    Extremely important to know how to brush our teeth .

  • Harshada

    Very useful technique.. Will recommend to all

  • Pooja sawant

    Brushing technique very well explained.everyone must read and follow the same for good oral hygeine

  • Vallari

    Nicely explained. Now will try to follow it.

  • Karishma

    Thank you for sharing information on brushing techniques.I will surely be practicing Bass technique.

  • Adwiti

    Proper brushing technique is something many don’t know. This article is helpful for everyone

  • Dr Kinjal Vyas

    Helpful Article of brushing techniques for patients of all age group. AS this is the most basic step towards maintaining health of oral cavity.?

  • Dhwani Dave

    Two times brushing is important but the technique is more important. Very useful article

  • Kinjal engineer

    Well explained article on brushing techniques which most of the people don’t know

  • Saudah Gulati

    Something to be known by each individual!

  • Anusha

    An informative blog. It will help all people to maintain their oral hygiene.


    very nice blog with a good explanation of various techniques

  • Priyanka Gulati

    It actually works and very helpful in keeping your teeth clean. Brush twice a day…

  • Shinal

    Proper technique is very important to avoid harm to teeth..This will help

  • Mitali

    Will make sure I incorporate bass in practice

  • nidhi

    all must know right brushing technique…very well explained…

  • Nasir shaikh

    All those who have a problem with gums like swelling gum, bleeding gum etc.should refer and read this blog on tooth bass brushing techniques. Tooth bass brushing technique will help you to know how to clean your gums along with teeth and mouth.

  • Akash

    Gum disease is a very common problem these days. Deposits of plaque and tartar get accumulated in gums and teeth. With the tooth bass brushing technique this plaque is removed and you can avoid gum disease

  • Rashmi

    The blog on bass brushing technique is very good and helpful to know how to properly keep your mouth clean. Following it will help you take complete care of your mouth

  • Sanket Burte

    Tooth bass brushing technique should be learned by everyone to keep your full mouth clean. Bass brushing technique will help you keep away from all the dental issues.

  • Ramla shaikh

    I completely agree to the point that bass brushing technique is very helpful in adults. It helps to keep your gums and teeth clean properly.

  • Pooja Deshal

    I was reading the blog on bass brushing technique and wanted to know if this pattern really works! The technique is really good and if it works I think major gum problems can be avoided.

  • shabana

    This technique of bass is very helpful to learn how to keep your teeth clean properly

  • Reshma Patel

    Tooth bass brushing technique is very good for the people who constantly face issues with their gums. Bass brushing technique will help them to keep the gums clean.

  • Harshal Nikam

    Tooth extraction is simple but it is kind of surgery. And just like other surgery for this also you need to follow after care precautions and healing procedures to avoid any complications and to get the treated area healed properly.

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