Brush at least twice a day in the morning and before going to bed. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Please choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums and smooth.
Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between atleast two to three minutes.
Please use fluoridated toothpaste. It helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.
Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.
Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be 'eaten' right down to the gum.
Please take limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.
To protect your teeth from injury, please wear a mouth guard or full-face helmet when playing sports and driving.
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.
Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.
Please consult your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.