Preventive Cleaning and “Two Way Tooth Brushing”

We’ve learned how to teach people to control dental disease (tooth decay and gum disorders) and are convinced that one of the most important and valuable services we will provide you is the opportunity for you to learn how to intelligently clean your mouth. Permit us to explain…


“Brush after every meal” is one slogan you will never hear from us. It never worked anyway. You see,  the astonishing fact is that tooth brushing alone does not stop either decay or gum disease no matter how often or “which way” you do it or what paste or powder you use. The trouble in the past, then, seems to be that people have been brushing in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons.


That the main reason YOU have used your brush in the past has been for food removal? That is why you have been waging a “losing battle” against dental disease all your life!


The “real enemy” in your fight against tooth decay and gum disease is known as “PLAQUE”. This substance is full of bacteria and it is this material that causes your problems.


Plaque builds up on your teeth everyday as a transparent film. Because of this, and to help you better identify “where the enemy is”, a special method utilizing a “disclosing tablet” or solution has been devised to stain the plaque a red color. This will help you see where you must clean your teeth better. Dental science now tells us that to have the fewest problems possible, it is necessary to remove every trace of plaque from your teeth every 24 hours. We suggest that you regularly use disclosing tablets or solution to be sure that you are doing a good job. “To see is to know…NOT to see is to guess.”


Ninety percent of all dental disease begins between teeth. If you try to clean your teeth with just your brush alone, then you are bound to have problems continue to occur in the areas where the bristles cannot reach: between your teeth. Use floss every day and periodically stain your teeth for plaque identification with a disclosing tablet or solution.


You may brush your teeth as many times per day as you wish to give your mouth a feeling of refreshment…”brushing for refreshment” is done with toothpaste and does not have to take much of your time. During the one time per day ( in the evening before bed is best) that you “brush to clean,” you should plan to spend at least 3-4 minutes vibrating the bristles where the teeth meet the gums. This should be done after you have used a disclosing tablet or solution and floss. “Brushing for cleaning” is done best with a dry toothbrush; if you simply “must” use toothpaste, use only a very little amount. The best brush is a soft one with round-ended bristles. If your gums bleed, it is a sure sign that your brushing and cleaning technique is missing plaque near the gums often enough for the germs to make the tissues sick. Just as you had to be taught to learn to read well, you must be taught to learn to brush your teeth and gums well. We will show you how to use your brush and floss correctly…and remember: “Practice makes perfect.”

Let’s Summarize the New Way, Two Way Tooth Brushing Routine

Brushing for Refreshment
  1. Soft, round-ended bristle brush.
  2. Done as often as desired each day.
  3. Toothpaste used.
  4. Purpose: to remove food and refresh mouth.
  5. Time required: 30 seconds per brushing


Vibrating for Cleaning
  1. Soft Brush.
  2. Done one time per day.
  3. No toothpaste used.
  4. Purpose: To disorganize bacteria and remove transparent plaque from teeth; MUST BE DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH FLOSS.
  5. Time: At least 10 minutes total must be spent each day, about equally divided between “vibrating for cleaning and flossing.


AND PLEASE REMEMBER: It’s not HOW you BRUSH your teeth that we are interested in, as it is WHERE you VIBRATE the BRISTLES… think of the brush as an arrow with the bristles representing the “working end”… AIM the bristles at the place where the teeth meet the gum and VIBRATE!