Use a good quality power or manual toothbrush for two minutes twice a day. Don’t just brush your teeth and gums – give the back of your tongue a good clean as well. Ask our hygienist to advise you on the best sized toothbrush for you.
Use a toothpaste containing fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste is very effective in preventing tooth decay and the amount of fluoride present in toothpaste is usually enough to reduce decay.
When you clean spit, but don’t rinse. Rinsing after brushing reduces the effectiveness of your fluoride toothpaste, so don’t rinse the protection away.
Clean in between your teeth every day. This is essential to remove the harmful bugs that cause gum disease and can be responsible for bad breath. If you find flossing difficult talk to our hygienist at your next appointment as she can show you the best way to do this and recommend the most suitable product for you.
Avoid sugary drinks and sweet snacks between meals.
Have regular routine dental examinations so your dentist can check your teeth, mouth and gums to maintain your dental and general health.
Following these simple steps will keep you smiling and help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.