Our Hygienists here at Meneage Dental, Dentist in Helston, Cornwall give you sound advice at each hygiene visit to help you care for your teeth. Whether brushing or flossing, a proper technique is very important, and carried out twice-daily, will help promote oral health for the long term.

We have all been brushing since childhood, but may have developed some bad habits over the years; such as brushing too hard, ignoring your back teeth and forgetting to floss.

Here are some tips for beautiful, healthy, squeaky clean teeth!

Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line.

When brushing your teeth, move the brush back and forth gently over the front, back and top (chewing surface) of your teeth. Don’t scrub hard along the gum line; you can irritate your gums.

Remember to brush (and floss) behind your lower (bottom) front teeth. Use the top bristles of the brush to reach this area. If this area is hard for you to reach with regular floss, try a floss holder or disposable flosser.

After all of the above you might like to brush your tongue… this will freshen your breath and eliminate even more cavity-causing bacteria. Finally consider adding an antiseptic mouth rinse to your complete oral care routine to help avoid plaque build-up and gum disease.

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