Dental Health

Confidental says love your teeth

Brushing:

  • Brush for at least 2 minutes each time to thoroughly clean all tooth surfaces.
  • Brush your tongue using a back-to-front sweeping method to remove food particles and freshen your mouth.
  • Remember to gently brush the roof of your mouth.

Choosing a Toothpaste:

  • Choose a toothpaste that meets your dental health needs e.g. sensitive toothpaste for sensitive teeth, or fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen weak spots and prevent cavities.
  • For children's teeth, it is always advisable to choose a toothpaste designed for milk-teeth, or children's new adult teeth.

The Right Toothbrush:

  • Children need to use a child-size toothbrush, specific to the size and shape of their mouths and hands.
  • Soft bristles with rounded ends provide gentle cleaning of teeth and delicate gum tissue.
  • For adults, most dental professionals recommend a soft-bristle brush for removing plaque to help fight cavities and help prevent gum disease.

Replacing Your Toothbrush:

  • Replace your toothbrush every three months.
  • As a rule of thumb, when the bristles on your brush start to look splayed in a fan-like effect, replace it.

Nutrition and Dental Health:

  • A good diet equals healthier teeth.
  • Sugary snacks can lead to cavities.
  • Choose nutritious snacks for you and your family, such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt, fruits and low-fat cheeses, which are healthier and better for your teeth.

Flossing:

  • Removes plaque and food particles between your teeth.
  • Helps prevent tooth decay.




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