Posted by: admin on Jul 03, 2008 - 03:08 AM
A traditional tooth tapping is done in the following way: In the morning after getting up or in the evening before going to sleep, tap on the molars first, the incisors second and then the canines. They should be tapped separately because they are not on the same horizontal plane.
After the tapping, lick the gums and buccal mucosa with the tongue to stimulate secretion of saliva. Gargle with the saliva several times and then swallow it. In Traditional Chinese medicine, saliva is considered a kind of body fluid that should not be expectorated.
Then massage the gums with the tongue, thereby improving the gingival blood circulation. Then gritting the teeth and puffing out the cheeks increase salivary secretion. Swallow the saliva in several gulps.
The teeth-protection exercise can be done in about 10 minutes with forty to fifty repetitions of the above mentioned action.
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