As of this month, we are starting a series of dental tips which will provide simple information on how to look after your teeth and gums.
This week, we go back to basics and emphasise what we should all be doing on a regular basis:
1. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes. We generally advise using a good rechargeable toothbrush which has a two minute indicator. Studies have shown that our perception of two minutes is usually way off, with the average time of brushing of only 27 seconds!
2. Floss or use another interdental aid once a day. Our recommended interdental aids are te pe brushes, wisdom sticks, piksters and Corsodyl brushes. Brushing alone with not remove all the plaque that builds up in between the teeth which is the main cause of gum inflammation and tooth decay. This is especially so when there are large fillings, crowns or other restorations such as dental implants.
By following these tips, your oral health will improve dramatically.