Along with a healthy diet, we recommend brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to bed with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing every night and having regular 6 monthly check-ups with a dentist and regular oral hygiene appointments will help keep your teeth healthy.
- Don’t brush your teeth straight after a meal as it can damage your teeth, especially if you’ve had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid.
- Brushing your tongue will freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.
- Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between your teeth and under the gum line, where a toothbrush cannot always reach ideally at night.
- Start children on a good oral health regime as early as possible
Remember “Almost ALL tooth decay can be prevented with a few minutes of brushing and flossing each day and a healthy balanced diet. That’s not a lot in return for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.”