Oral Health Basics
Tips on how to keep your teeth gums healthy!
Oral health basics
Four simple tips
1. Brush twice a day, using fluoride toothpaste
Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with small head and flexible neck. We recommend a Sonic tooth brush for example Phillips Sonicare
Clean teeth systematically, holding toothbrush at gum-line at a 45 degree angle.
Don’t press hard – too much pressure can damage gums and tooth enamel.
Choose a toothpaste with fluoride and replace your toothbrush every three months.
2. Use floss at least once a day
Make flossing part of your oral hygiene regime.
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
3. Eat healthy and have less sugary drinks and food
Limit your sugar intake as its the single biggest cause of tooth decay.
Fluoridated tap water is best.
Read ingredients label on food products as many have hidden sugars.
Choose teeth friendly foods such as cheese, nuts and vegetables.
Avoid snacking and grazing.
Make sure you visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year!