Blotting Technique Instructions

Blotting Technique Instructions

Please read the following information before first use.

The blotting brush may look similar to a traditional toothbrush, however it’s design and use is slightly different and it may take a while for you to become accustomed to the new technique.
The bristles of the blotting brush have a special texture on the tips and are more densely spaced on the brush head.
You should not use toothpaste or tooth powder of any sort whilst using the blotting brush as these will clog the bristles and stop their unique capillary action.
Instead of the usual brushing motion you should use a tapping type motion to allow the special bristles to get into all the nooks and crevices of your teeth and gums.
To clean along the gum line the brush should be used at a 45 degree angle. Tap along the gum line so that one row of bristles is able to enter any crevices and draw out any plaque. On the outside surfaces of the gumline this can be done with the bristles on the side edge of the brush. For the inner surfaces of the gumline you should use the bristles on the heel edge of the brush (nearest to the handle).
The brush can be used at a 90 degree angle to the tooth surface to get into the gaps between the teeth in an action similar to flossing. The bristles must be tapped completely in and out of any gaps as it is only the tips of the bristles that draw out plaque.
To clean the biting surfaces of the teeth you can use a gentle biting action on the brush to allow the bristles to get into all the crevices. You should not apply excess pressure as this will cause the bristles to splay and and become ineffective.
After cleaning a small area of your mouth you should rinse the brush and tap it or suck the bristles to remove excess moisture to allow the bristles to remain efficient at drawing out plaque.
All areas of the mouth should be cleaned including the roof of the mouth, inside of the cheeks and the tongue.
Using a hand held mirror and good lighting can help you see exactly where and how the bristles need to go. Once you have mastered the technique you may not need a mirror to see what you are doing as you will be able to feel where the brush is going.

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