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AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION (ADHA) RECOMMENDATIONS1

Proper brushing techniques for your patients.

The ADHA outlines the following steps for good oral hygiene:

Also remind your patients to:

  • Replace their toothbrush every 3 to 4 months

Toothbrush bristles become frayed and worn with use and cleaning effectiveness will decrease.

Proper flossing techniques for your patients

The ADHA outlines the following steps for good oral hygiene:

Proper flossing techniques for your patients

To receive other patient materials for your office, enroll in The OFFICE ESSENTIALS Program.

Or connect with more patient tips from the American Dental Association® (ADA).

You can learn more about LISTERINE® and REACH® products that can help your patients comply with the BRUSH, FLOSS & RINSE® routine, after they leave your office.

REFERENCES: 1. Proper Brushing. American Dental Hygienists' Association Web site. http://www.adha.org/oralhealth/brushing.htm. Accessed
March 16, 2012. 2 . Proper Flossing. American Dental Hygienists' Association Web site. http://www.adha.org/oralhealth/flossing.htm. Accessed
March 16, 2012.