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Cytology The scraping of loose cells from the cervix, endocervix and vaginal wall. See Differential brushing Dentistry The cleaning of teeth with a tooth brush. See Bass brushing.


1. A technique of tactile stimulation using small brushes over selected dermatomes to elicit muscular responses in the rehabilitation of persons with central nervous system damage.
2. Cleaning with a brush, as in toothbrushing.
3. A clinical specimen obtained by rubbing a body part with a brush. The tissue or cells obtained are examined microscopically for evidence of disease.
4.. In massage therapy, superficial stroking performed with the fingertips.



striking of the medial aspect of the fetlock and coronet of the horse by the hoof of the opposite limb of a pair. See also cutting.

brushing boot
see brush boot.

Patient discussion about brushing

Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)? last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.

A. Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush

Q. I wanne know why my breath is smelth,when i am sleeping and specially in mornings.i brush morning on my tongu I always must chewing sth , while my mouth is empty , my breath is bad smell.i`m im 39 aging and i have this problem from when I was a teenage person

A. Bad breath in most of the cases happens because of problems with mouth or teeth (like bacteria between your teeth or on the back of your tongue). You may consult a dentist to see if there is a problem that can be treated. You can also try to eat a good breakfast with fibers, drink water, chew gum for a several minutes, gargling with mouthwash or brush the back of your tongue and see if these things helps.

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A. I agree with Dagmar you can loose some hair each day. But if you are loosing quite a bit you might want to see a specialist such as a dermatologist. Also make sure you don't have a thyroid condition. You can loose hair if you have an overactive or an underactive thyroid. I don't know how old you are but age is also a major factor as well.With the onset of perimenopause, Women tend to have thinning hair or they can loose some of their hair as well.

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The brush head and handle are embedded with microchips, and the handle communicates with the wireless display to signal when the user is brushing too hard, when to move to the next section of the mouth, when the user has brushed for two minutes (the recommended length of time people should brush, according to an Oral-B statement) and when the brush head needs to be replaced.
It pauses every 30 seconds to remind the user to move to a different quadrant of the mouth, an ingenious way to ensure complete brushing.
Inspired by the endearing disclosures, new Kibbles 'n Bits Brushing Bites(TM) dog food from Del Monte Pet Products was designed to make pooches more smoochable with fresh breath and clean teeth.
Purposefully placed anti-tangle bristles nurture the hair and scalp while brushing and styling for a smooth, shiny blowout.
Filled with alliterative text about different children eating different foods who brush their teeth afterwards, "Brush Barry Brush" is an innovative appeal to children and parents to make brushing teeth after eating a fun routine.
The Crest SpinBrush Pro Recharge features a rechargeable battery with two weeks of power brushing.
During my 30 years of practicing dentistry, I've seen firsthand that although many patients know how crucial proper brushing and flossing are to oral care, they are most often not a part of patients' daily routine," said Dr.
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The Chewing Toothbrush is a breakthrough for people who have difficulty brushing their teeth with a conventional hand-held toothbrush.
5 minutes of brushing time, a removable storage unit for travel, and four rotary brushes and four interdental brushes.