Dental care article

Basic dental care
Removing dental plaque by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing, is important to keep your teeth healthy, and to avoid gum diseases. Good oral hygiene starts with using a toothpaste that contains fluoride, anti-bacterial and anti-tartar ingredients. Ask your dentist which toothbrush is best for your needs.

Only good quality toothbrushes, together with correct brushing technique, help to keep plaque under control. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. If plaque is not regularly removed from your teeth, including the hard-to-reach areas below the gum line, it can build up and irritate the gums and lead to serious damage.

  • Use a good quality toothbrush to control your plaque.
  • Change your toothbrush every three months, as recommended by your dentist.
  • Electric toothbrushes with a rotation-oscillation action have been proved to remove more plaque than regular manual toothbrushes.

With thanks to Oral-B – Preventing Gum Diseases

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