Monday, August 13, 2007

Visiting the Dentist

August is our Singapore Oral Health Month. Being a typical Singapore good boy, I complied with our Government calling and went for my Dental Checkup cum Cleaning today.

My last checkup was nearly 2 yrs ago and todays experience is as usual a painful one. I clenched my fist tightly throughout the 15 minutes ordeal. My checkup, cleaning and filling cost me $135.

Since its the Oral Health Month, I like to share with you the correct way to brush our teeth.


Holding your Toothbrush Correctly
Using just a pea size amount of toothpaste, hold your toothbrush comfortably at about a 45 degree angle.

Back and Forth Motions

In gentle, short strokes (about as wide as your tooth), move your toothbrush back and forth, brushing the outside areas of your upper and lower back teeth.

Brush Outside Surfaces In the same gentle back and forth motions, brush the outside areas of your upper and lower front teeth.

Brush Chewing Surfaces

Brush the biting (chewing) surfaces and the inside (the side facing your tongue) of your upper and lower back teeth with the back and forth brushing motion.

Inner Surfaces

Brush the inside areas (the side facing your tongue) of your upper and lower front teeth with the tip of the brush using gentle up and down strokes.

Brush your Tongue
Brushing your tongue freshens your breath and removes bacteria.


Anonymous said...

back to School. hmm. i thought this was thought in primary school. How come . . . . .

Anonymous said...

check this out.


Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

Ya. Brushing teeth beside the small drain using our small toothbrush and plastic mug along with all our classmates.
Still remember those days?