Tooth Brushing

Regular brushing can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as well as ensuring your mouth stays fresh, but it’s important to make sure you brush your teeth correctly for adequate plaque and food removal.

Pick a medium bristled brush as this will remove plaque and debris but will not erode tooth enamel. A small headed brush is also preferable as it can get into all those hard to reach areas of the mouth.

A manual toothbrush is perfectly adequate but an electric toothbrush may be useful if you find it hard to brush your teeth or have limited manual dexterity. Replace your brush at least once every three months but if you have been ill, it’s a good idea to change it to avoid reinfection.

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Tongue Cleaning

Tongue cleaning should form a daily part of oral hygiene routine. It is best achieved with simple dedicated implement.