Hygienist Michelle’s Top Tips To Better Oral Health

  1. Brush twice daily using an electric toothbrush, incorporating your gums as well as teeth. Spit excess toothpaste out, do not rinse with water or mouthwash. If using a mouthwash use at a separate time to brushing to brushing, such as after lunch.

  2. Clean in-between teeth daily with either floss or interdental brushes to remove food and reduce bacterial colonisation.

  3. Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist enables early diagnosis of disease and maintenance.

Beware, bleeding gums are a sign of bacterial activity and a cry for help, not a sign for you to avoid cleaning the area. Better cleaning will stop bleeding.