How is your brushing technique?
- Make sure you visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year!
- Regular dental check-ups are essential to maintaining good oral health
- Dentists can check for problems that you might not see or feel, like early signs of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Limit your sugar intake as it is the single biggest cause of tooth decay.
- Fluoridated tap water is best.
- Read the ingredients panel on food products as many have hidden sugars.
- Choose teeth friendly foods such as cheese, nuts and vegetables.
- Avoid snacking and grazing
- Make flossing part of your oral hygiene regimen.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Ask your dentist to demonstrate the correct flossing technique
- Ask your dentist if interdental aids will complement your flossing
- Your children should floss too, start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch
- Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and flexible neck.
- Clean your teeth systematically, holding the toothbrush at the gum line at a 45-degree angle.
- Don’t press too hard – too much pressure can damage gums & tooth enamel.
- Choose a toothpaste with fluoride and replace your toothbrush every 3 months.