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Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane

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Dental health week 2018

Leila Haywood

It's dental health week 2018, and the Australian Dental Association have released this fabulous video outlining the correct technique for toothbrushing. 

How you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you brush, how long you brush, the kind of technique and the toothbrush you use are all major influences on the effectiveness of your brushing. To gain the maximum benefit from brushing, you should brush for at least two minutes morning and night, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a flexible neck. The advantage of these toothbrushes is that they remove the plaque and debris from your teeth without damaging your teeth and gums. It’s all in the technique. You should clean your teeth systematically, starting at the back of your mouth with the toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45° angle, brushing gently in a soft and circular motion. If you scrub too hard from side to side, you can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel. You should 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. If limited dexterity is an issue, you might consider using a powered or electric toothbrush. They can be programmed to run for two minutes, making keeping to the correct length of brushing time easy, and the very good ones are rechargeable, with pressure sensors and they even rate your cleaning. 

Be sure to change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 months, or as soon as the bristles bend.

Why not book a check up and clean to make sure all is in order with our $199 preventive care check, cleaning and bitewing x-ray package

Sonia is on reception to assist with appointments 07 3391 2504

Sonia is on reception to assist with appointments 07 3391 2504

Tooth brushing tips

Leila Haywood

How you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you brush, how long you brush, the kind of technique and the toothbrush you use are all major influences on the effectiveness of your brushing. 

 

To gain the maximum benefit from brushing, you should brush for at least two minutes morning and night, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a flexible neck. The advantage of these toothbrushes is that they remove the plaque and debris from your teeth without damaging your teeth and gums.

 

It’s all in the technique

You should clean your teeth systematically, starting at the back of your mouth 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 can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel. You should 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.

If limited dexterity is an issue, you might consider using a powered toothbrush. They can be programmed to run for two minutes, making keeping to the correct length of brushing time easy. 

 

General tips

Tempting as it is to think that pressing harder on your teeth equals a better clean, the fact is that too much pressure can damage your gums and tooth enamel. If the bristles are wearing out on your toothbrushes well before the three-month mark, you’re pressing too hard and you should ask your dentist to show you a less damaging technique. It’s also a good idea to replace your brush, whether manual or powered, when either the bristles start to spread apart, or every three months, whichever comes first.

Best toothbrushes have soft bristles, are kept clean and are changed each 3 months 

Best toothbrushes have soft bristles, are kept clean and are changed each 3 months 

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Leila Haywood

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Sugar Intake

Leila Haywood

Source: Women's Health  

Source: Women's Health  

How to keep your teeth and waist line healthy!! Sugar intake is the KEY for healthy teeth!! Did you know that tooth decay affects up to 92% of adults?

Make sure you're aware of these 56 other names of sugar which could be causing you tooth decay!  

Need help keeping your teeth and gums healthy, give us a call today.... 

                    07  3391  2504

 

How to choose the Best Electric Toothbrush

Leila Haywood

While it is possible to brush amazingly well with a soft, manual toothbrush- many of us tend to lapse a little with our technique, or the time we spend cleaning- especially when we're busy rushing out the door in the morning! 

We see the difference electric toothbrushes can make daily in terms of improving gum health and preventing tooth decay. Electric brushes make accessing around hard to reach areas much easier, and inclusions like pressure sensors and timers help to keep your brushing on track. The new ones even come with an app you can put on your smartphone that tracks your brushing throughout the month, and awards you five stars for brushing well!

When purchasing an electric toothbrush, it is really worth investing in something high quality. The supermarket electric brushes just aren't going to give you the same result as something with more features.

 Here's what to look for in an electric toothbrush-

  • Timer or smart guide- to keep your brushing on track
  • Pressure Sensor- to ensure you aren't pressing too hard, potentially damaging the gums
  • Re-chargable
  • Powerful but Gentle- the brush should have different settings

Our favourites are the Braun/ Oral B brushes; either the new Smart Series models, the Oral B Black or the Triumph. 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding electric toothbrushes, and happy brushing!