Gentle and caring teeth & gum health maintenance.

Brushing with a manual toothbrush

Soft-bristled toothbrushes with a small head and a flexible neck are
most effective in removing plaque and debris from your teeth, without
damaging your teeth and gums.
Teeth should be cleaned systematically, starting at the back with the
toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45° angle, brushing gently in
a circular motion. If you scrub too hard from side to side, you run the
risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth
enamel. Take care to brush carefully along the inner, outer and chewing
surfaces, making sure you tip the toothbrush so you can reach the
inner front areas of the teeth, which are often missed.
While it may seem strange at first to brush your tongue, it reduces the
bacteria in your mouth and helps your breath stay fresh. All you need
to do is push the bristles on the tongue and scrape gently forward.
When you have finished brushing, try to spit out the toothpaste but
don’t rinse with water. Leaving some toothpaste on your teeth gives
your teeth some extra ongoing protection.

Location – Surrey Hills Practice

Unit 2, 109 Union Road,
Surrey Hills, Victoria
Australia, 3127

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Location – CBD Practice

4th Floor, 175 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia, 3000

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