Brushing Your Teeth
It is important to clean your teeth for two minutes, twice a day especially last thing at night. You can use an electric or manual toothbrush depending on what you prefer. Just ensure you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and use fluoride toothpaste.
After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste but don't rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.
Remember to change your toothbrush or replacement head every 3 months
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Sensodyne Precision Clean Medium Toothbrush - Silky bristles are designed to gently clean teeth
Sensodyne Search 3.5 Toothbrush - A great everyday manual toothbrush with small head size and medium texture
It’s important to use toothpaste with the right level of fluoride.
Children aged up to 3: use a smear of toothpaste containing no less than 1,000ppm (parts per million) fluoride.
Children aged 3-6: use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing 1,350-1,500ppm fluoride.
Adults: use toothpaste that contains at least 1,350ppm fluoride.
Flossing isn't just for dislodging food stuck between your teeth. Regular flossing may reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line. Floss at least once a day.
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Colgate Pro Gum Floss - Helps to reduce gum problem and tooth decay. Slides easily between teeth without shredding.
Oral-B Satin Floss - provides advanced flossing action for a fresh, clean feeling in your mouth. Its advanced, two-layered design provides superior strength, easy handling and comfort.
You can use interdental brushes or an Interspace instead of flossing, especially if your teeth are very close together. Avoid using toothpicks to remove trapped food from between your teeth, as you could make your gums bleed, which can lead to an infection.
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Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay but don't use mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth. Choose a different time, such as after lunch.
Best Selling Mouthwashes
Colgate Fluorigard Alcohol Free - Provides daily protection against caries.
Swirl Fluoride Mouthrinse – Using a fluoride mouthrinse regularly can help to prevent dental decay and tooth decalcification.