Oral Hygiene Tips
Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.
Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.
Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.
Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.
Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.
Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.
Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.
See your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as toothache or bleeding gums.