HOW LONG SHOULD I BRUSH?
Proper brushing should take two to three minutes
Remember that it is not how long or how frequent you brush but how well you brush that will protect from disease
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BRUSH?
You should brush your teeth twice a day
Remember it is important to have the right brushing technique as poor brushing techniques can cause harm to the teeth and gums.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FLOSS?
You should floss every day
A good alternative to flossing is an Inter Dental Brush
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF BRUSHING OR FLOSSING MAKES MY GUMS BLEED OR SORE?
Do not panic
If you have not been brushing and flossing properly then the gums may hurt and/or bleed
This is part of Inflammation and should be checked out if it persists
Meanwhile continue to brush and floss as you have been shown maybe easing of on the pressure a little until the gums improve
Also, an antibacterial Rinse such as salt and bicarb or Savacol may help
WHAT IS THE BEST TOOTHBRUSH?
The best toothbrush is one with a small head and soft bristles. Currently, the only brushes we recommend at Sydney Aesthetic Smiles are: 1. TePe Supreme (Sweden) or 2. Colgate SlimSoft (China).