Tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy #1

Tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy #1

4 Jan 2017

Would you like tokeep your teeth for life or would you like to put them in a glass next to your bed at night?

Here’s one tip of many to come to help you keep your teeth healthy.

1. FLOSS!

No matter whichgadget or device you choose to use, it will do nothing to reduce your risk of tooth decay or gum disease if not usedproperly. A Major part of the Australian population do not floss on a regular basis and some of those who do, are not using it correctly. You can compare bad flossing to cleaning a swimming pool with a small brush. If you do not clean in between your teeth, you’re only cleaning about 60% of your tooth’s surface.

The most effectly way to remove plaque is to hook the floss like a ‘C’ shape right around the tooth. This is so the can remove the plaque from between the contact points of the teeth. We here at ADM Corp has been pushing for more than 20 years to get more people to floss but most don’t floss as its too fiddly. A good alternative is interdental brushes, they are tiny bruses that can actually can inbetween the gum line. They are easier to use and can get into the curves of your teeth so its easier to clean each side of the tooth.

HERE’S A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:

Everyone should be flossing, also including young children.Flossing should startas soon as 2 teeth are touching and should be done at least once a day.Make sure to use enough floss so that you can wrap the floss around your middle fingers. Use your thumbs and index fingers to guide the floss for a more accurate clean.Gently work the dental floss between the two teeth and form a ā€˜Cā€™ shape against the surface of one tooth.Pull the floss so that it is tight around the tooth and gently guide it up and down from the chewing surface to under the gum. Repeat for each side on all teeth. Don’t forget to floss the back ofyour last teeth.

If you have any questions feel free to call or visit our branches below.
Smile GalleryDental Clinic – 9899 0288
CrystalDental Imaging – 9897 1569
Supreme Dental Grandview – 5951 1827
CranbourneDental – 5995 3819
SupremeDental Care – 9802 0198
LalorDental – 9465 7707
MaryboroughFamily Dental – 5461 2388
Moe FamilyDental Clinic – 5127 1866
Infinite PointCook Dental – 9395 8400
San RemoDental – 5678 5597
SupremeDental Surgery – 5672 1026

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