Brushing & Flossing

Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

 


                                                


Brushing Your Teeth

It is important to clean your teeth for two minutes, twice a day - especially last thing at night. You can use an electric or manual toothbrush depending on which you prefer. Ensure you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and use fluoride toothpaste.
After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste but don't rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.
Remember to change your toothbrush or replacement head every 3 months.

Toothpaste

It’s important to use toothpaste with the right level of fluoride. BioMin F contains  less fluoride than standard toothpastes, but will provide a long lasting slow release of fluoride at the optimum levels.

Interdental Brushes

You can use interdental brushes or an interspace brush  instead of flossing, especially if your teeth have visible gaps between them. Be careful when using toothpicks to remove trapped food from between your teeth, as you could make your gums bleed, which can lead to an infection.

Flossing

Flossing isn't just for dislodging food stuck between your teeth. Regular flossing may reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line. Floss at least once a day.

Mouthwash

Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay but don't use mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth. Choose a different time, such as after lunch.