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how to brush your teethYour mouth contains bacteria which live on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Some bacteria are healthy if present in the right amounts.

Our mouth needs these ‚ “friendly” bacteria to keep the balance. Other bacteria can be harmful and cause problems. Harmful bacteria can attach to each other and form plaque.

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats the teeth, gums, tongue, crowns , implants and dental appliances (such as retainers and dentures). These bacteria feed on the sugars in the food we eat and drink, producing acids that can soften and destroy tooth enamel causing cavities.

Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your Dental Hygienist regularly, can dramatically reduce plaque and tartar accumulation. Plaque and tartar contributes to gum disease, bad breath, tooth decay and cavities.

Tooth brushing DO’s:

  • Brush twice a day for two minutes.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth straight after a meal (especially if you‚Äôve had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid).
  • Move the toothbrush in small circular movements, several times at a slight angle against the gum.
  • Avoid putting too much pressure on the toothbrush. Brushing too much or brushing too hard can damage the enamel and cause gum recession.
  • Brush only one or two teeth at the time.
  • Brush the outer surface of each tooth and using the same technique brush the inner side and the biting surface of each tooth.
  • Brush the inner surface of the front teeth by tilting the toothbrush vertically, applying the front part of the brush in order to reach the gum margin.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen you breath.

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