Are you curious about the secrets behind a healthy mouth and gums? This blog post will share our experienced insight into how you can properly care for your teeth, which includes sharing tips and advice on how to care for them properly.

We will discuss everything from what type of toothpaste you should be using, to when you should be brushing your teeth. Of course, for any serious problems and issues, you might have, concerning your oral health, contact your dentist today.

Twice for two

On the contrary to popular belief, you should be brushing your teeth once before you go to bed and one time throughout the day. During these two occasions, you should be brushing your teeth for approximately 2 minutes each time.

If your dentist, however, suggests alternative methods you should listen to them, as they will understand your specific requirements.

Toothpaste

The type of toothpaste you purchase is also essential when brushing your teeth. Make sure you are using a toothpaste that has the right amount of fluoride in. For adults, you should be using toothpaste which has 1,350 parts per million of fluoride, while children 6 and up can use the same.

Children below the age of 6 should use toothpaste which has a minimum of 1,000 parts per million of fluoride, while kids under 3 only need a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

Toothbrush

Bacteria can build-up overtime on your toothbrush, which is why it is vital to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. If the bristles are worn out, damaged or frayed, we recommend that you replace your toothbrush sooner, to avoid damaging your gums.

Make sure you are rinsing your toothbrush thoroughly after use, and then store it away from other toothbrushes. If you are in pain when you brush your teeth, book a check-up with your dentist.

The type of toothbrush you use isn’t really important. There is no definitive proof that an electric toothbrush is significantly better than a manual one, just make sure you are using the correct toothpaste and cleaning your teeth thoroughly.

This is never more important than in the current situation of limited access to a dentist. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential in preventing dental problems. If you do need further advice contact a member of our team at Apex Dental Group. Keep smiling!

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