How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Post by: Gerarda on 21 Mar 2022

To brush your teeth properly, follow these steps:

1. Wet your toothbrush and add toothpaste.

2. Hold your toothbrush against your teeth at a 45-degree angle.

3. Use gentle circular motions to brush the fronts, backs, and tops of your teeth.

4. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

5. Spit out the toothpaste and rinse your mouth and toothbrush with water.

6. Brush for at least two minutes, twice a day.

For good dental health it’s also important to floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.

For most people a visit to your dentist or dental hygienist every 6 months for cleaning is a must. Book your dental appointment today.

 

 

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Posted on Monday 21st March 2022 at 2:35 pm

The Effects of Cigarettes on Your Teeth

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Mar 2022

Smoking cigarettes can have a number of negative effects on teeth and gums. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes can cause discoloration of the teeth, and smoking can also lead to bad breath and an increased risk of gum disease.

Additionally, smoking can slow down the healing process after dental procedures, and can also increase the risk of oral cancer.

It is important to note that these effects can happen with other forms of tobacco use as well, such as the use of e-cigarettes or vaping devices or snuff.

Vaping, in particular, can also lead to dry mouth which can be a contributing factor to tooth decay, gum disease and oral infections. Using smokeless tobacco (snuff) can also cause discoloration, bad breath, and an increased risk of oral cancer.

It is significant to note that all forms of tobacco use can have detrimental effects on oral health.

Make a dental appointment today, to have a dental check-up / dental examination, especially if you are a smoker. This is not something to put off.