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.
  • * Clean teeth systematically, holding toothbrush at gumline at a 45 degree angle.
  • * Don’t press too 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 singlebiggest cause of tooth decay.
  • * Fluoridated tap water is best.
  • * Read ingredients ;abel 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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