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Advice on Oral Hygiene

Brushing one’s teeth is an important part of oral hygiene. It prevents the build-up of plaque and tartar, in turn preventing cavities and gum disease. The aim of brushing is to remove plaque on a daily basis. Mouth washes can also help but will not be a substitute for regular effective brushing. Call the Peak Smile Studio in Chesterfield for more details. Find out more about our team and learn how to get the perfect set of sparkly white teeth.

How should you brush?

  • Place the head of your toothbrush against your teeth and angle against the gumline. Move the brush in circular movements, several times, on all the surfaces of each individual tooth.
  • Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gumline.
  • Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.
  • Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several small circular strokes with the toe (the front part) of the brush.

Are electric toothbrushes better?

Actually, it doesn’t matter as long as you do the job right. Technique is more important and not everyone has equal manual dexterity. However, it is true to say that if someone is struggling to get their teeth free of plaque with a manual toothbrush, usually they will fare better with an electric toothbrush. We can offer you unbiased advice on what would be best suited for you.

Oral Hygiene - Electric Toothbrush

Oral Hygiene - Electric Toothbrush

How does flossing help?

Flossing can efficiently clean the places between your teeth. It removes bits of food and prevents gum disease. You can also use TePe brushes instead of floss but ask your dentist for advice first.