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Tooth Brushing

No matter which tooth brush you use it is important to use it effectively: in order to clean every surface of every tooth and to ensure that all plaque and food deposits are removed and gums are kept healthy. This takes at least 2 minutes which should be timed.

Teeth should be cleaned at least twice a day

Always last thing at night and also after any sugary snack. This is extremely important, especially for children whose teeth are more susceptible to decay.

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It is best to use a toothpaste containing fluoride as this has a protective mechanism against developing decay.


Fluoride mouthwashes are also available and are exceptionally beneficial for older patients whose salivary flow may be reduced and who may have gum recession.

Both these factors can lead to an increase in decay and using an additional fluoride mouthrinse can reduce this risk.

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