Discover new resources for dental professionals and patients on toothbrushing recommendations

Access the chairside guide for dentists and dental teams and the visual guide for patients on toothbrushing recommendations to improve oral health.


FDI is launching a new chairside guide for dentists and dental teams and a visual guide for patients that offer comprehensive recommendations for toothbrushing and oral hygiene. These guidelines are designed to provide healthcare professionals with practical advice, enhancing their communication with patients and reinforcing personalized preventive measures.

Toothbrushing methods have long been debated in the oral healthcare landscape. Consequently, FDI conducted a meticulous systematic review, identifying available evidence on the effectiveness of different toothbrushing methods across diverse populations and recommended frequencies. Optimal techniques were gathered from diverse literature. In instances where evidence was insufficient, a consensus involving FDI Standing Committees and Council was reached to establish recommendations based on good practice rather than evidence alone.

In early 2024, the results of this systematic review and the recommendations were published in a peer-reviewed article within FDI’s flagship journal, the International Dental Journal.

Chairside guide for dentists and dental teams

Visual guide for patients