Keeping Your Teeth Clean


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Here are some handy on how to keep your teeth in top condition. If you wish to find out about cosmetic dentistry please visit the link at the end of the slideshow.

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Keeping Your Teeth Clean

  1. 1. Tuesday, 7 May 13
  2. 2. 7 Keeping Your Teeth CleanWhere to look...Tuesday, 7 May 13
  3. 3. 7 When should I brush my teeth?Make sure that you brush your teeth before breakfast in the morning andbefore you go to bed at night. Also ensure that you brush your teeth for aminimum of 2 minutes each time. Never brush straight after a meal as it candamage your teeth.First thing in the morning, and before you go to bedTuesday, 7 May 13
  4. 4. 6 Should I use and electric or manual brush?It doesnt matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush. Theyreboth equally good as long as you brush with them properly. However, somepeople find it easier to clean their teeth thoroughly with an electric toothbrush. ElectricvsManualTuesday, 7 May 13
  5. 5. 5 What should I look for in a toothbrush?For most adults, a toothbrush with a small head and a compact, angledarrangement of long and short, round-end bristles is fine. Medium or softbristles are best for most people. Use an electric brush with an oscillating orrotating head. If in doubt, ask your dentist.Tuesday, 7 May 13
  6. 6. 4 What type of toothpaste should I use?Most toothpastes also contain fluoride, which helps to prevent and controlcavities. It’s important to use a toothpaste with the right concentration offluoride. Check the packaging to find out how much fluoride each brandcontains.Tuesday, 7 May 13
  7. 7. 3 How to brush your teethPlace the head of your toothbrushagainst your teeth, then tilt the bristle tipsto a 45 degree angle against the gum line.Move the brush in small circularmovements, several times, on all thesurfaces of every tooth.Tuesday, 7 May 13
  8. 8. 2 How to flossFlossing isnt just for dislodging food wedged between your teeth. Regularflossing may also reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque thatforms along the gum line.Tuesday, 7 May 13
  9. 9. 1 Should I use mouthwash?Yes, using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay andhelp get rid of any last bits of bacteria or leftover food that you mighthave missed with your toothbrush.Tuesday, 7 May 13
  10. 10. Thanks For ViewingThe information from these slides are from the NHS. If you’re looking for Dental treatmentsplease visit:, 7 May 13