Budapest Dentál 13. kerület

Professional brushing education

Are you absolutely sure you are looking after your teeth properly?

Tooth brushing is often based on habits that have been badly learned from parents. More than 80% of people do not brush their teeth properly. That is why there are so many tooth decay and tooth loss. Make a change! Teeth, with proper care, don’t get cavities, don’t fall out!
GOLD STANDARD oral hygiene treatment package

25 000-35 000 Ft

PREMIUM Oral Hygiene Treatment Guided Biofilm Therapy

27 900-35 900 Ft

Professional brushing education, an investment for the smile of a lifetime
21 900-32 900 Ft

Common questions about learning to brush your teeth

Why and how to learn to brush your teeth? Find out more!

I have good teeth, why should I learn to brush?

We’re not trying to convince you that you need to learn to brush your teeth! But as dentists, we find that very few people in our practice actually brush their teeth properly and thoroughly. Of course, the degree of decay depends on the position of the teeth, for example, if someone’s teeth are crowded, they will decay more easily because they are harder to clean. It is often the case that a patient with a beautiful, healthy-looking set of teeth, who presents for a check-up with no complaints, is found to have incipient or advanced decay between the molars. Such decay could be prevented if the person is aware of how effectively they brush their teeth and that a toothbrush is not enough, a toothbrush is also needed. Even after brushing with an electric toothbrush, food residues remain in the interdental spaces! However, it is a good idea to consult a professional to choose a toothbrush that is effective enough. So learning to brush your teeth is not compulsory, but recommended. With a small investment you can save huge amounts of money, pain and not least keep your teeth healthy and healthy!

I use an electric toothbrush. Can I still benefit from the education?

Definitely YES! An electric toothbrush cleans a little differently than a traditional toothbrush. Even though modern electric toothbrushes now have pressure sensors, you still gain useful knowledge about your own brushing technique when you check where you have brushed thoroughly and incompletely after staining and brushing. On the other hand, electric toothbrushes cannot clean the surfaces between teeth! For these surfaces, a toothbrush or interdental toothbrush is required! Exactly which one and how thick is completely individual. Your dental hygienist will be able to help you decide which brand and thickness of toothbrush you need for thorough brushing. Thirdly, although the dental hygienist is not a dentist, he or she will also check your teeth during the education process. If she notices anything suspicious or abnormal, she will refer you to a dentist, so you are more likely to prevent dental disease. An electric toothbrush is a very good, thorough and useful tool, but he doesn’t know everything! It’s good to talk through your brushing habits with a professional and adjust them if necessary!

What is a tooth gap brush?

A tooth gap brush is like a tiny little bottle brush. It is also used to clean plaque from the interdental space. After brushing with both a traditional and an electric toothbrush, plaque remains in the interdental spaces! If you try brushing your teeth thoroughly and then sucking away a plaque staining tablet, you’ll be surprised how many places your teeth still have stains. Especially in the interdental area, which is the most dangerous area for tooth decay. 


The interdental spaces come in different sizes. Even within a single mouth, there are narrower and wider interdental spaces, depending on the location of the patient’s teeth and any restorations. The spacing is different for cleaning after orthodontic treatment, and different if there are crowns or bridges in the dentition, for example. The dental hygienist can easily select the right size of cleaning brush for you with a measuring tool and can also show you the right application.

In older age, even if you have brushed your teeth well, the gums will recede naturally. Accordingly, as the gum, no longer completely covers the root surface, a bulge develops under the largest convexity of the teeth. As the gingiva recedes, the cervical area is also concave, where plaque and plaque also adhere more easily. In older people, it is therefore particularly important to be aware of surfaces that are difficult to clean and to learn the techniques for cleaning these surfaces. 

My gums are bleeding too. Do you need treatment first?

Bleeding gums are mainly caused by gingivitis. And gingivitis is most often caused by plaque that remains in the gums. The area most at risk is the narrow gap between the teeth, where plaque can easily get trapped but is not easily removed by normal brushing. If you also have bleeding gums AND you want to learn how to brush your teeth, we recommend today’s most modern concept, Guided Biofilm Therapy. You can read more about the treatment in the link above, but the important thing is that during the one hour service, not only will you receive gum treatment, but also brushing advice and education. This way, you kill two birds with one stone! Guided Biofilm Therapy aims to build a lifelong relationship with your teeth. The ultrasonic technology used allows for the gentlest plaque removal available today. Especially recommended for sensitive patients!

Do you teach children to brush their teeth?

Of course! In fact, the basics of good dental care can and should be taught to children in particular. Thank goodness for children who have conscious and caring parents who leave it to a professional to build their child’s dental hygiene routine, instead of their own good or bad brushing habits! It means a lot to a child just to know that his parents care so much about him and his teeth!


It is a great experience for a child to scrub the teeth after a plaque staining and to see which side and which tooth surface needs to be rubbed more thoroughly. Children are visual and remember what they see and experience. Many adults, and therefore most children, are not aware that it is not enough to brush with a toothbrush. It is worth taking a little time to make children aware that there are other oral care products besides toothbrushes and that they should be used throughout their lives. That a toothbrush and toothpaste are not enough for thorough brushing.


At different ages, different relationships can be built up between children and their own teeth. Teaching children to brush their teeth consciously should start at around the age of 8.


For younger children, it is more important to inform parents and to always celebrate the arrival of each remaining tooth so that no brushing is missed, and until the age of 8-12 years, it is the parent who brushes the child’s teeth morning and evening, not the child. As a transitional measure, it is recommended that the parent brushes the teeth in the evening and the child in the morning, not alone but with the parent present.

How long does it take to learn to brush your teeth?

Without treatment, the brushing lesson itself takes about 30 minutes. Then, after a few weeks, there is another session where, based on what has been learned, the patient reassesses the changed technique and its results with the dental hygienist. At this time any remaining errors can be corrected. 


The complete Dental Hygiene Training Package therefore consists of two sessions, the first session lasting 30 minutes and the second session 15 minutes.

Do I really need to bring my own toothbrush to the training?

YES! Not only your toothbrush, but also your other tooth cleaning tools. The first part of the training is to map out your current brushing routine. The dental hygienist stains your teeth and you brush – first as you normally do. The remaining stain will also show you where you should have brushed more thoroughly or differently. Then comes the dental hygiene consultation, where you will discuss what to use differently and how to use it differently from now on, for thorough and effective brushing!

Teeth brushing education: investing in a healthy smile

Most people learn bad brushing techniques and habits from their parents. A lot of tooth decay or gum disease could be prevented if people took proper care of their teeth. You can do it differently! Learn to brush your teeth really well and thoroughly!

A toothbrush is not enough!

Unfortunately, most people are content with that, even though a toothbrush is not enough. Even an electric toothbrush alone is not enough. Thorough brushing requires a well-chosen toothbrush, dental floss and sometimes special tooth care tools!

We eat differently!

We eat much softer, more spreadable food than we did even 20-30 years ago. Leftovers from burgers, sweet yoghurts and delicious cakes get stuck between the teeth and are much harder and take longer to remove.

Implant? Mandatory!

Dental implants are ossified into the bone, but the gum/implant interface is a particularly sensitive zone! The gums around the implants require special care! Do something about it!

Orthodontics? Now!

The fixed braces stay in the mouth for up to two years. It makes it harder to brush your teeth, much harder to remove plaque. In addition to learning basic brushing practices, it’s worth learning the tricks of braces cleaning ahead of time!

If it’s bleeding…

If you have a pre-existing gum problem, such as bleeding when brushing, this service is even better for you! After proper treatment, the health of your gums can only be maintained with proper brushing!

Don’t fool yourself!

If people were good at brushing their teeth, there would be no need for so many dentists and the surgeries would not be full of patients. The fact is that most people do not brush their teeth well or thoroughly enough. If you choose, you can change that!

We teach you to brush your teeth really well! A small investment with a huge return!

A good investment!

Learning to brush your teeth properly is the best possible investment! Not in stock market numbers, but even in financial terms. Prevented dental problems won’t need to be cured, so you won’t have to pay for them later. Another gain is the saving of an unpleasant dental experience, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile! Is there a better investment? 

Specially tailored for you!

During your brushing lesson, the dental hygienist will use a plaque stainer to show you where you are in the process. Plaque staining self-teaching can be done at home, but it’s not enough on its own. The important tricks, the tools that are specifically suited to you and their precise use will be shown to you by the professional during the learning process.


Changing a bad habit is not an easy task. Just one session helps a lot in raising awareness and choosing the right tools. But repetition is the mother of knowledge! Teaching is two sessions for us! The first time you apply what you have learned at home, followed a few weeks later by a review and correction!
What is biofilm?
A biofilm is a mass of bacteria permanently adhering to the tooth surface, embedded in a thin film. The biofilm can adhere to teeth, dentures and implants. With good oral hygiene, proper brushing techniques and the use of other necessary dental care products, this is not a problem. However, if the balance is upset, biofilm can build up and this can lead to gingivitis and tooth decay.
If you think you know, do your research!
The majority of patients feel that they CAN brush their teeth correctly. Until they are confronted with the fact that there are more effective and sustainable methods than the ones they have. When we were children, our parents did not teach us the correct brushing technique because they were not shown or taught it. We can pass on the knowledge we have to our children or future generations. It is very important to stress that it is never too late to learn, as our teeth will accompany us on our journey for a lifetime.
What is included in tooth brushing education?

Teaching how to brush your teeth is a multi-step process. 

Step 1: We observe how you brush your teeth, what technique you use and what tools you use other than a toothbrush.

Step 2: We use a staining agent to stain the biofilm on your teeth, revealing surfaces that need more attention.

Step 3: Removing biofilm that is harmful to the teeth, using Guided Biofim Therapy. With this new, state-of-the-art technology, you can now enjoy painless biofilm removal and plaque removal in comfort.

Step 4: Trial and discussion of personalised brushing techniques and the correct use of oral care tools.

Why is it important to clean your teeth?
You need to clean not only the surfaces you can see, but also the ones you can’t reach with a toothbrush. By this we mean the surfaces where the two teeth come into contact. These surfaces are also where plaque builds up but are inaccessible to the toothbrush. If the plaque is not removed, the bacteria that live in it will start a process that will result in decay between the teeth. That’s why it’s important!
Most people neglect brushing their teeth. Preventing tooth decay is much easier than you think! Yet, so many teeth are sick just because people don’t understand how to really brush well! If you want to get out of the queue, we can help! We can teach you how to brush your teeth really effectively!

Szilvia Szőke and Szandra Balogh-Szellő

Dental Hygienist and Clinical Dental Hygienist

How much does it cost to teach really effective brushing?

You can choose between two package offers. Your choice depends on whether you have a pre-existing problem, i.e. you need treatment, or if everything is healthy but you want to prevent tooth decay.

We don't have an assembly line! This practice is run by a married dentist couple.

As the owners are themselves dentists, a sense of vocation and a love of dentistry is the core driving force behind the business. At Budapest Dental Dentistry, we work every day to make sure you love it, enjoy your smile and keep your teeth healthy for life!
Keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime!