Twice daily toothbrushing and daily flossing will greatly reduce your chances of tooth decay and gum disease.

REMEMBER:

  • Brush your teeth and gums twice a day.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste (with at least 1350ppm Fluoride).
  • Spit out the toothpaste and do not rinse with water. Water only dilutes the fluoride and therefore you’re losing the benefits.
  • Clean teeth and gums interdentally at least once a day (try floss, tape or interdental brushes).
  • The brush at bedtime is the most important one – make sure you only take water to bed.

Flossing

Using floss, tape or interdental brushes help to keep both your teeth and gums healthy.

This prevents the build up of plaque between the teeth preventing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath!

Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist if you're not sure how to floss!

What you will need:

Dental floss, tape or interdental brushes
A mirror
Time
Patience and practice!

Practice makes perfect…

  • Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around your fingers, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
  • Holding the floss taut between your fingers, slide it gently up or down between your teeth.
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth – in a C shape.
  • Use a clean section of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.