8 August 2014
Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to University College London researchers. (...)
The most commonly-recommended toothbrushing method involved a horizontal brush movement with some circular motions.
But six different tooth-brushing techniques were recommended by dentists and dental associations in the study, with no one method being favoured.
Some involved angling the brush at 45 degrees, others involved vertical brush movements while using the brush to 'scrub' the teeth was also recommended.
Most of the advice suggested brushing teeth twice a day, but one source said it should be three times daily. (...)