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How to floss

It’s one thing to make flossing a part of your dental health care routine, quite another to do it properly. Your dentist will be able to instruct you on the correct flossing technique which should involve the following basic steps: 1. Wind approximately 45 cm of floss

Flossing – Make it a part of your routine

It’s always best to floss when you’re not in a rush or when you’re too tired to do it justice. At the end of the day, if you’re too tired you might benefit from flossing first thing in the morning or after lunch. Or if you like

Flossing

Here’s something you may not know – nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. And no, we’re not telling you this so you can ace your next trivia night. The fact is, if you’re relying solely on brushing you’re not effectively cleaning a

Babies – Children

Babies • Use a damp washcloth and clean your baby’s gums by gently rubbing them. • As teeth appear introduce a soft, child-size toothbrush. • Do not use toothpaste. • Visit a dentist when the first teeth appear or by 12 months. • Parents should continue to

Brushing – General Tips

Tempting as it is to think that pressing harder on your teeth equals a better clean, the fact is that too much pressure can damage your gums and tooth enamel. If the bristles are wearing out on your toothbrushes well before the three-month mark, you’re pressing too

Brushing with a powered toothbrush

If you have limited dexterity, a powered toothbrush may be a better option since it largely does all the work for you. Kids enjoy the fun of powered toothbrushes, especially decorated with their favourite characters. They can also be programmed to run for two minutes, taking out

Brushing with a manual toothbrush

Soft-bristled toothbrushes with a small head and a flexible neck are most effective in removing plaque and debris from your teeth, without damaging your teeth and gums. Teeth should be cleaned systematically, starting at the back with the toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45°

Brushing

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to how you brush your teeth, beyond squeezing on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal. How often you brush,

Gum anyone?

Chewing sugar-free gum (and that’s the crucial qualifier, it must be sugar-free!) may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking about good dietary habits to benefit your teeth. Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating can prompt

Watch What You Eat

It is not just the obvious sweet foods and drinks such as lollies and soft drinks that can cause decay. Frequent snacking on foods with hidden sugars like biscuits, crackers, cereals, chips and even dried fruit (these also break down into sugars in the mouth) can cause

Location – CBD Practice

TEETH HEALTH LIFE
4th Floor, 175 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia, 3000

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Location – Surrey Hills Practice

SURREY DENTAL
Unit 2, 109 Union Road,
Surrey Hills, Victoria
Australia, 3127

For directions to our Surrey Hills Practice, please visit the Surrey Dental website.