The teeth must be cleaned immediately after each main meal and in addition to any sugary snacks in the list: The outer and inner surfaces to be brushed up and gum line.
It is important a mirror is in use when checking your cleaning apparatus. The toothbrush should have a short, narrow brushing head and must be replaced when the bristles start to diverge.
THE WHARF SYSTEM
1. The Chewing Surfaces: Up and down from back to front with small movements.
2. Outside surfaces: From the right side – then to the left. Start behind the canine with small up and down movements.
Incisors brushed from edge to edge, and from the right to left. Only the top, then to the bottom with small up and down movements.
3. The interior surfaces: Before the rear surface of the rearmost tooth right forward and continue to the rearmost tooth left with little up and down movements.
OBJECTIVE OF PARENTS
With the conventional techniques, it is not possible to clean the under the occlusal plane of the deciduous teeth (the first permanent molars) efficiently.
It is the responsibility of parents to keep the child in a position which allows a complete overview of the rows of teeth.
Thanks to a lateral guide of the toothbrush, the space between primary teeth and the first permanent molars can be reached and cleaned.
With small lateral horizontal movements the chewing surfaces of permanent molars are from the beginning of tooth eruption cleaned until they are finished the breaking through process.