Proper gum-brushing technique?
January 20, 2007 9:10 PM Subscribe
ToothFilter: What's the proper importance of brushing your gums? Surprinsingly, there's -
posted by grapefruitmoon to health & fitness (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Customers say the darndest things and a couple of days ago, I had a customer who was going on and on about how he had just learned (in some class, I think) the "real" method of tooth brushing and elaborated that the most important aspect is not brushing the teeth themselves, but brushing the gums. He said that the brushing motion brings oxygen to the gums and that the motion involved is much more important than the toothpaste.
Thus far, no one I've asked has any actual information to tell me whether this is true or if this is totally bunk. Or where you take classes to learn about toothbrushing other than dentist school. (I don't think there are any dentistry programs around here, but I really have no idea.) Help me out, MeFites! The teeths, they totally depend on you!