gingiva

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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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It features specially designed bristles to reach between the teeth and along the gum line and soft polishers to remove stains and polish teeth.
No single stroke works best for everyone, but many dentists tell you to place the brush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line and the outside surfaces of the teeth.
The process is fairly straight forward: insert the end of the chisel blade between the gum line and an accumulation of tartar, and then, flicking the chisel down and out, chip the tartar away.
Brushing tips THE British Dental Health Foundation gives the following advice on how to brush your teeth: * Place the head of your toothbrush against your teeth, then tilt the bristle tips to a 45 degree angle against the gum line.
The bi-level bristles of the Technique Deep Clean toothbrush are meant to offer the user multi-level cleaning as the combination of bristles deans below the gum line and exposed tooth surfaces.
Because the gumEase device is positioned well above and below the teeth and gum line, sensitivity to cold is not an issue.
The standard size disposable brush uses an AAA battery to make its special MicroPulse bristles vibrate and give a better result, by penetrating between the teeth and cleaning along the gum line.
Brushing should be supplemented by flossing at least once daily as plaque causes the most problems between the teeth and along the gum line where your toothbrush can't easily reach.
By looking at the gums to see if they are red, swollen and inflamed and by checking for tartar or calculus (hardened plaque) beneath the gum line.
Bacteria can often become clogged under the gum line, causing very mild inflammation.
This toothbrush has longer middle bristles to clean those hard-to-reach areas, shorter inner ones for teeth surfaces, and angled outer ones to reach the gum line.
the electrical appliance uses a precision jet of air, water and dental cleaner to power wash teeth, between the teeth and along the gum line.