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.
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.
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 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.
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.