A dental hygienist’s tutuorial on how to easily brush your teeth (Electric and Manual)

A dental hygienist’s tutuorial on how to easily brush your teeth (Electric and Manual)


Howzit Youtube, this is Christy, your Dental
HIgenius and I’m here with Louis, the golden retriever to talk to you about how to efficiently
do the toothbrushing thing like a robot. In the morning after breakfast, after you’ve
eaten dinner in the evening. My patients, they wanna know, “Am I doing a good job?”
“What could I do better?” I’m going to show you in this tutorial how to use an electric
toothbrush and I”m going to show you how to use a manual, both are fine, whatever you
choose to use, as long as you’re brushing your teeth twice a day. That makes me super happy, I hope it makes you super happy too. Once you’re inspired to start this habit,
you’re going to have better days, better relationships, your breath is going to be fresher, and other
people are going to be inspired by you because, they will notice! Our teeth keep us young,
clean them off, maintain them. I’m going to show you how to use that Oral B electric toothbrush
and also show you how to brush your teeth with a manual toothbrush, a lot of people
are using them, they might be using them for years to come. I am determined to get out
here and inspire as many people as I can, to get onboard, and just start brushing your
teeth! So, I’m going to dive right in, I’m going to be brushing my own teeth. A lot of
people use the typodont, the fake teeth, and they hold it here and they kinda just show
you. I’m from 1992, how the heck ya gonna learn on my teeth, they’re too big! I’m gonna show you in my own mouth how to brush I wanna share this, because this will save
you money! We don’t want bacteria having their little way when it’s in the same vicinity
as our brain. We need a healthy brain to think, so get the bacteria out and brush your teeth. Even if you have to crawl your way to the sink, it’s a habit worth starting WHEW, I made it to the sink. Grab your electric toothbrush Remember while you’re here, pay attention
to what you’re doing, take care of each tooth. Remember how precious and expensive each one
is and remember all the food you ate, either last night, this morning, dinner, lunch, snacks,
pau hana, you know, we’re all eating all the time. So, imagine it all lodged up in there,
and that’s what’s going to keep you motivated to keep brushing every single one religiously,
when you think about the value of your teeth. I’ve got my electric toothbrush, it’s got
about 2 bars left, this thing last for about 2 weeks, the battery is really good on the
Oral B Genius. I’m going to give it about a pea sized amount of toothpaste. Let’s start
in the upper right, here we go, I’m going to turn it on, press my power. I always press it on when I’m inside Brushing it along
here for about three seconds, One, Two, Three. Besides picking food off the floor after three seconds, the three second rule applies in toothbrushing too. You want to be taking the
time to brush the outsides, the insides, and those biting surfaces for three seconds each,
and you will have 100 plus years of healthy teeth, healthy gums, tons of money in your
bank account because you didn’t spend a bunch of thousands on replacing the teeth you already
have. Ok back from that little tangent, we’re on the upper front teeth, the outsides, getting
the canines and premolars. These are where cavities happen. We’re moving it from tooth
to tooth, holding the toothbrush with light pressure, just using my fingertips. If I use
too much pressure, our gums start to recede and we definitely don’t want that! When we’re
tempted to go hammertime on our teeth and brush too hard with too much pressure, this
toothbrush is smart, and will let us know. Look what happens when I use too much pressure,
that red light comes on yea? So I’ve made my way to the back tooth on the upper left, on
the outside. Now, I’m going to flip it to the inside, angle the bristles up toward the
gumiine and steady as she goes, I’m going to all the insides on that upper arch the
same way I did the outside. I like to rinse my toothbrush off, midway through brushing,
that way I’m not spreading around all the plaque and bacteria that I’ve already removed
off the teeth. Alright, here we go, up to the biting surfaces. The size of the caverns
and pits on the biting surfaces of our teeth to a microscopic bacteria, are like the Grand
Canyon. Spending time on the biting surfaces will definitely prevent cavities. Save your
hygienist from having to cane their neck and see the backsides of these upper front teeth.
We’re going to move our way around the inside of the upper arch, do a little dance. (Music
plays) Ok, I’m on the inside of that back tooth, gotta jump downstairs to the outsides
again. I’m letting the toothbrush run for a couple seconds on each tooth, watching myself
in the mirror so I don’t miss any teeth. The motor of this electric toothbrush is going
to be vibrating the gum tissue, it’s gonna keep it healthy. 1….2….3….. Now I gotta
do the insides. This is where all that crud builds up. 1…2….3…..Once you’re done
with all the insides of the lower teeth, you’re going to have to get those lower biting surfaces.
I didn’t film this, but I think you guys get the idea. Everyone is entitled to their preference,
if you don’t switch to the electric toothbrush, here’s some thoughts on using a manual toothbrush. Ok, so I’ve got my basic manual toothbrush here, the same kind you get in your “patient
bag” every 6 months from the hygienist. If I could give out an Oral B electric toothbrush to every single one of my patients for “free”, I totally would! I’m going to rinse it off
first, put some Colgate Sensitive toothpaste on there, I’m going to put a pea sized amount,
boom. It’s good to have a place where you just mindlessly start, so I’m going to start
in the upper right, 1…2….3….I’m going to do small circular motions, I’m going to
use really light pressure with my fingertips. I’m going to spend the time back here, that’s
the key to success. Training your brain to be ok with this habit that is going to take
you a good 3 to 5 minutes. It’s worth it though, because it will save you money. Louis, is
it about the thoroughness? Small circular motions are going to massage the gum, probably
won’t massage the gums as good as the Oral B Genius, especially if you’re gliding the
Oral B Genius. I’ve seen a lot of mouths, I’ve seen a lot of teeth, I’ve cleaned a lot
of teeth, and I’m seeing this trend that the Sonicares and these handhelds are receding
people’s gums. But, at the end of the day, I just want you brushing with something, so
use this if you need to. Gum recession is permanent and requires surgery to be fixed.
And does anyone really think it looks good? 1…2…3… 1…2…3… Did you see how
I flipped my wrist like this? And then I started where I left off. I didn’t just brush and
then you know, start back here. Oh, I think I stopped at the canine, small circular motions
and then flip, and then start at the canine again. (Rock Music Playing) This is what you
don’t want to be doing scrubbing back and forth mindlessly. It’s a little bit more of
a crapshoot with the handheld toothbrush. Cuz it’s not really methodical like the electric
toothbrush is, where it has that powerful motor that is going to blast away that bacteria
evenly across each surface you glide it along. Let’s say you have a big sanding job to do.
Wouldn’t you prefer to use the electric machine versus using a hard on the arm, handheld,
manual sand paper? The main thing you want to be remembering if you’re using a handheld
toothbrush is just really light pressure. This is where the expensive crowns go, those
big molar crowns that are like $1200 each. Really brush really good back here. I’m going
to flip it to the inside of those upper teeth. I’ve done the whole arch on the inside, now
I’m going to flip to the biting surfaces. While going across on the biting surfaces
on the upper, I also get the backsides of those upper front teeth again. It’s really
hard for the hygienist to see up in here. So you guys gotta be doing a good job brushing
the backsides of these upper front teeth, especially if you don’t want to get cavities.
Our front teeth are so precious, you see them, you want them to look whole. Not all tetrus
of different cavities and fillings. Go ahead and rinse your toothbrush off. By now, things
are starting to taste like bristles and water. This would be a great time to add more refreshing,
minty toothpaste to your toothbrush head. Ok, I’ve done all the biting surfaces on all
the upper, now I’m going to flip to the outside of the lower left side. Get all the outsides
of the entire arch. Once you get to that back molar, you’re gonna flip, get the backside
of the molar and then flip to the tongue side. This is the homerun right here guys, this
is what’s going to make you a Dental HIgenius when you’re spending the time, especially
with a handheld toothbrush. To get to this point, you’re probably like 2-3 minutes into
thorough brushing, but, you won’t regret it because your dental problems are going to
fly out the window. Your teeth are going to be healthier, your gums will be healthier.
More money in your bank account because you’re not going to be spending it on cavities, fillings,
crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, none of that stuff. Let’s finish the insides of
these lower front teeth, get the biting surfaces and call it a day. The insides of the lower
molars, I tend to see a lot of people getting the pocketing, the gum disease. So, it’s worth
it to spend time on the insides of these molars. Ok, biting surfaces, here we go. Between our
top and lower molars, we’re crunching a lot food deep into those caverns and those microscopic
germs bacteria and feed on that food. An acidic soup that sits in those caverns eats away
at the tooth slowly. Once it reaches the inner part of the tooth, then you’re going to need
a root canal. That gets expensive, it’s painful, it’s no fun, and it means that the teeth aren’t
healthy, so let’s avoid that, get those biting surfaces. I’m going to run over these lower
front teeth once more, because this is where all the build-up builds up, I want you guys
to be feeling the backsides of those lower front teeth. Ew, is there a film? If there
is, you know you gotta get up to brush. You should be getting up to brush anyway, but that’s a definite motivator, you know, that film that’s just building up, and building
up and building up. Thoroughly brushing the Grand Canyons on the lower. OK you’re all
done, rinse the toothbrush off, put it away. Don’t forget to floss, we’re going to go over
that in another video. If you have a method to your madness, Outsides, Insides, Biting
surfaces, it’s a no brainer, you’ll do it automatically and you’ll just start and finish.
Just like one would take their luxury vehicle to the car wash to get the soot, dead bugs
and everything off to maintain its value, you want to be cleaning off your valuable
teeth too. And turn your wallet from this, to this, full of cash, because you’re not going to be spending it all at your dental office. AND… This could be your reaction every time the dentist
tells you that there isn’t a new cavity to fill Brushing your teeth thoroughly can brighten
your day, I’m telling you, that minty fresh toothpaste, you’re brushing away bacteria
that wants to harm your body. Taking care of your health is such a great priority. I commend
all of you for taking time to watch this video, I hope you’re inspired and I hope you learned
something today. Don’t forget to like this video if you got inspired or if you learned
something and feel free to leave a comment Thank you so much for watching, and ALOHA
from Hawaii. If you want a little extra motivation, you can check out my other video and see some
examples of what happens when you don’t brush your teeth.

Author: Kevin Mason

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