This may seem like a silly post, as of course, everyone brushes their teeth.
But some people will have picked up bad habits over the years, or may have even been taught incorrectly in the first place.
Prevention starts at home! An excellent brushing technique will keep all sorts of dental problems at bay. More thorough brushing leads to less debris left in the mouth, which leads to less plaque build up, which leads to less decay and then lessens the need for dental treatment!
So, lets do this!
How and why should I brush my teeth?
Dental Plaque is a sticky, colourless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque is made from leftover food particles and salvia that mix in your mouth. If you don’t brush properly after meals, it begins to form and build up on your teeth. This is problematic because plaque contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. … This is called gingivitis, an early stage of gum (periodontal) disease. Tartar is calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gum line. You cannot remove tartar yourself and will need to have a professional scale and polish with your dentist of hygienist.
Brushing twice a day, for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste is very important to maintaining a healthy mouth and gums.
How to brush your teeth
It’s probably easier to be shown how to do it, so here is an excellent video from youtube! Click here!
You can also head over to our tiktok page, where I have made an amazing time lapse video of using an electric toothbrush! @halesowendental
You can also book an appointment with one of our dentists or our hygienist, and they will be able to go over this with you.
Happy brushing folks!
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