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The Journal of The Japan Health Care Dental Association Vol.10 No.1, 2008

Improve Exposed Root Surface by Correct Brushing which Avoids Damaging Gingiva

Chie Shinohara

Changing to a correct brushing method, I experienced an improvement of marked gingival configuration in patients. A male patient visited us feeling uncomfortable about gingival recession. At the first examination, he used a toothbrush with hard bristle as in Fones brushing method. He was instructed to use a toothbrush with soft bristle, stroking the brush laterally on the gingival recessed portion and brushing the interdenal space by holding the brush longitudinally. Instruction and observation continued for 3 weeks, then 4 months and so on. After 10 months, the plaque was not completely removed, causing gingival inflammation. He was asked to visit our dental office to acquire a knack in placing a brush on the cervical area. When 2 years had passed, recessed gingival was observed. Further improvement occurred and after 4 years and 8 months, the exposed root surface was mostly covered.

J Health Care Dent. 2008; 10: 19-23.

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