We get asked this question a lot (please do ask us again the next time you visit) so for those who forgot to ask, or who aren’t in for a while, here’s a nice and simple guide from the Oral Health Foundation
- Place the head of your toothbrush against your teeth, then tilt the bristle tips to a 45-degree angle against your gumline. Move the brush in small circular movements, several times, on all the surfaces of every tooth.
- Brush the outer surface of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against your gumline.
- Do this again, but on the inside surfaces of all your teeth. To clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several small, circular strokes with the front part of the brush.
- Brush the biting surfaces of your teeth.
- Brush your tongue to help freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.
Remember, for great oral health:
- brush your teeth before breakfast and last thing at night, with a fluoride toothpaste
- clean between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss at least once a day
- eat sugary foods and drinks less often, and
- have regular dental check-ups