Did you know that the most common spot for decay is in between your teeth? This is because it’s the area that’s missed the most.

If you think about having a shower; you wash ALL sides of your body – not just the front and the back. Similarly, brushing is great and works really well cleaning the front and back surfaces of your teeth, but it doesn’t get in between the teeth well. This is why flossing is so important!

Find flossing tiring? There are other methods you can use to clean in between your teeth such as an interdental brush (like a Pikster) or a Waterpik. Ask us about these alternatives next time you come in for your check up!

If you would like a dental professional to go through oral hygiene techniques like brushing and flossing in more detail, call us on (03) 8595 1888 or book online.

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Did you know that someone who brushes and flosses well does not need to use any mouth rinse?

You should be brushing twice a day, morning and night, using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste. You should aim to have half of the brush on your tooth and half on your gums, as the gumline is the area where soft plaque usually develops.

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Brushing at night is particularly important as any bits of food or debris that is left overnight in your mouth gives decay the perfect opportunity to develop.

If you would like a dental professional to go through oral hygiene techniques like brushing and flossing in more detail, call us on (03) 8595 1888 or book online.

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