Top Tip For Dental Care: Brushing

17 / 08 / 2015

It is important to brush first thing in the morning to remove plaque and bacteria that have accumulated over night and to brush last thing at night because saliva (which helps to keep the cavity-causing plaque off teeth) dries up as we sleep.

Toothbrushes should come with a small head and soft bristles. Set a timer for two minutes; hold the brush at a 45 degree angle. Start at the same place every time; begin by working your way around each tooth in turn. Ensure you clean all faces of the teeth to avoid missing any areas and don’t forget your gums.