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Oral Hygiene Care and Advice in Noosa

Women brushing her teethThere are three essential components to having a healthy smile for life: brushing, flossing, and your regular appointments at The Dental Junction. When you become our patient, we’ll share our best tips with you to show off a gorgeous smile for life. Below, you can read more about the proper techniques for brushing, flossing, and our product recommendations.

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential. You must also consider, however, how you’re brushing your teeth. Use a soft or extra-soft brush so that it isn’t abrasive to your teeth. If you scrub overzealously, you may contribute to gum recession and tooth wear.

Use light pressure with the bristles angled towards the gumline. Make short strokes on 1-2 teeth at a time. This method ensures the plaque is cleaned from where the teeth meet, where plaque can easily gather.

Most people aren’t brushing for long enough. You should brush your teeth for two minutes each time you do so. Set a timer on your phone or use a stopwatch to ensure you’re reaching that time limit.

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What You Need to Know About Flossing

Flossing removes the plaque from surfaces that can’t be reached with your toothbrush. When you floss, you should wrap around each tooth in a “C” shape, sliding it up and down. Be sure you reach just under the gums and go between teeth several times. It’s important to repeat the process between every tooth, particularly those in the back of your mouth.

If you notice your gums bleed, it may be due to infrequent flossing. You might have the early signs of gum disease. This stage is called gingivitis, and can advance to periodontal disease if it’s not addressed quickly. Keep flossing and brushing regularly, and it should go away within a couple of weeks. If not, book an examination with us.

Using the Right Oral Care Products

Do you have specific concerns? You may have noticed a buildup of tartar, tooth sensitivity or stained teeth. Each of these can be addressed by using a fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to read the label, and you can select the one you require.

Visit Our Practice Today

Are you due for a checkup? Contact The Dental Junction today to schedule an exam or oral hygiene care and advice.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Oral Hygiene Care and Advice Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville QLD | (07) 5473 5117