There are lots of things you can do to maintain your dental health and achieve a fresh attractive smile. Here are a few top tips to get you going…

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush, don’t rush. Take enough time to do a thorough job – two minutes is recommended.
  • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride to help prevent cavities.
  • Consider using an electric toothbrush.
  • Practice good technique. Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue.
  • Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric toothbrush every two to three months.
  • Cleaning between the teeth at least once a day is important as it removes food and plaque from between the teeth.
  • Brush you tongue as well as your teeth to help eliminate mouth-borne bacteria and to keep your mouth and breath fresh.
  • A mouthwash can help with oral health.
  • Always wait 20-30 minutes before you brush your teeth after eating or drinking acidic food or drink, such as oranges, as this can erode the enamel on your teeth.
  • Avoid eating too much sugar and drinking sugary drinks such as soda, sweetened teas, or fruit juices, particularly between meals.
  • Nuts, dairy foods such as cheese, and meats are all good dietary choices that can help strengthen enamel because of the calcium and vitamins they provide.
  • Chewing sugarless gum after a meal is a good way to substitute brushing inbetween meals.
  • Make sure you visit your dentist for a full oral health check every six months and a hygienist visit to look after your teeth and gums.


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