Are you brushing correctly?

We recommend the following dental care steps for achieving healthy teeth and gums;

– Brush with a soft round bristle toothbrush

– Replace your toothbrush every three to four months

– Change your toothbrush after an illness

– When you’re brushing your teeth along the gum line, make sure to angle your brush 45 degrees – so it goes against your teeth and gums

– Move your toothbrush back and forth in small, round strokes

– The correct brushing motion is more like massaging along the gum line rather than vigorous brushing

Other dental care steps, which can help maintain your natural teeth for life, include;

– Use toothpaste with added fluoride

– In order to stop plaque from forming between teeth, you should floss your teeth daily

– Floss against the end-side of the tooth and scale the floss up-and-down several times

– Stock dental floss in your purse, at your office desk and in your car for use when needed

– Your tongue is a major source of plaque and bad breath.

Brush your tongue gently with your toothbrush twice daily (when you brush your teeth)

– Attend periodontal check-ups
– Have oral cancer screenings
– Avoid tobacco products
– Avoid excessive alcohol use
– Maintain a healthy diet

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