Oral Hygiene Tips

Brush twice a day

  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Place your toothbrush half on your teeth, half on your gums and brush each tooth gently for 10 seconds
  • Brush the gum line areas
  • Take special care to reach the inside surfaces of all the teeth

Floss once a day

The aim of flossing is to gently remove any accumulated plaque or food from between your teeth and just below the gum margin. To ensure you are flossing correctly and not inadvertently harming your gums, we recommend allowing our hygienists to show you how to correctly floss by attending for hygiene visits every six months.

Attend regular visits

There is only so much that you can achieve at home. It is normal for areas of plaque to accumulate in hard to reach areas. Plaque that is not removed will turn into hardened calculus, and if left untreated can cause gum irritation and more problematic gum disease issues. Regular attendance with our hygiene team will ensure professional removal of plaque and calculus build ups.

Eat a well balanced diet

Consuming foods from the four main food groups and limiting the intake of sugary and starch-based foods will do wonders for the longevity of your smile.


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