Oral Health Basics

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.

4. Have regular dental check-ups

Make sure you visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year!



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