BRUSHING AND FLOSSING

Maintaining good oral hygiene is the single most important key to a health mouth. It is not only is important for your teeth, gums and tongue but it also contributes to your overall well-being. Good oral hygiene along with professional dental check-ups regularly will ensure you of a happy and health smile for lifetime. Brushing and flossing together along with other dental aids like interdental brushes and mouthwashes form the crux of your daily oral hygiene.

BRUSHING: Proper brushing is essential for cleaning your teeth and gums effectively. While everyone brushes their teeth, not many know how to brush their teeth properly. Here we give you step by step method on how to effectively brush your teeth. Always use a soft nylon bristled brush and a pea size amount of tooth paste.

  1. Place bristles along the gum line at a 45-degree angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gum line.
  2. Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating back & forth rolling motion. Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat.
  3. Maintain a 45-degree angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gum line. Gently brush using back, forth, and rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces
  4. Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.
  5. Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odour-producing bacteria.

BENEFITS OF BRUSHING

Brushing removes plaque and food debris that sits on your teeth

Brushing also keeps your gum tissue healthy

Brushing promotes a clean and healthy environment in your mouth

FLOSSING: Flossing removes food particles and plaque stuck between teeth which are not removed by brushing. It is an important part of your tooth cleaning process and must not be skipped. Here we give you step by step method to floss correctly.

  1. Use an arm's length piece of floss
  2. Wrap around middle fingers leave ½" between fingers, and use index fingers as your guide
  3. Don't snap into the gums, instead use a gentle see-saw motion
  4. Once in between the teeth, wrap floss around the tooth in a "c" formation and move in up/down motion against the tooth and under the gum line.

BENEFITS OF FLOSSING

  • Flossing reaches where the tooth brush cannot
  • Floss cleans between the teeth, a popular area of cavities to form
  • Flossing also removes the plaque and debris below the gum line
  • Floss at least once a day, preferably before going to bed